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openSUSE 12.2 – Configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH

openSUSE is an operating system built on top of the Linux kernel. It is sponsored by SUSE and a number of other companies and developed by the community-supported openSUSE Project. Novell decided to release the SUSE Linux Professional product as a 100% open source project the current stable release is openSUSE 13.1. It comes in several editions for the x86 and x86-64 architectures such as Download Edition, Retail Edition or Box, FTP, Factory, and Tumbleweed.


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While installing any package or while installing any product on SUSE operation system, when you get the error

Configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH

you need to install C/C++ development libraries to solve the issue.


insert openSUSE 12.2 installation media which contains various packages and execute following command to install C/C++ development library.

zypper install kernel-source make gcc gcc-c++




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