From Mohd. Faizal Nordin on Fri, 18 Dec 1998
I am having problem to compile my kernel in order to set my ppp and diald. The problem is when I want to compile kernel for RedHat 5.1 I got error msg: " make : bash command not found ".
Can someone pls help me on this problem.
It sounds like you need to install 'make' (the package that interprets "makefiles" and traverses the sources resolving dependencies by compiling, linking and otherwise manipulating the sources, object files, etc). (Either you need to install the package or make sure that it and your other development tools are properly on your PATH).
You also need gcc (the GNU C compiler) and the 'binutils' package (which contains 'ar' 'ld' and the assemblers and other tools that are needed to build most C programs).
It seems odd that you need to recompile your kernel for PPP support. Most distributions ship with that built in or with a modular kernel and a selection of pre-compiled modules.