I use red hat 9 which comes with python2.2 installed in it. Wanting to\nuse the latest version, i downloaded python 2.5.1 from the official\npython website. After downloading, i performed the following steps,\nbut there is some error during the configuration process and hence i'm\nnot able to run the "make" command after this. Following is the\nsequence of events that happened in my terminal:\n\n[root@localhost root]# tar xfz Python-2.5.1.tgz\n[root@localhost root]# cd Python-2.5.1\n[root@localhost Python-2.5.1]# ./configure\nchecking MACHDEP... linux2\nchecking EXTRAPLATDIR...\nchecking for -\-without-gcc... no\nchecking for gcc... no\nchecking for cc... no\nchecking for cc... no\nchecking for cl... no\nconfigure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH\nSee `config.log' for more details.\n[root@localhost Python-2.5.1]# make\nmake: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.\n\nIf anybody can help... Thanx!