Has Novell screwed up SuSE Linux?
I can not believe that any Linux distribution would not include a C compiler.
I think that I am going to just wipe 9.1 and install from my old 8.1 personal CDROM. ... or, maybe invest an hour and do a Debian install.
PS. I ended up just burning a CDR containing RPMs from a SuSE mirror FTP site for gcc, gcc libs, and emacs - and stored this CDR with my SuSE personal install CD. I am still a fan of SuSE, but I still find it annoying to not include a C compiler with even a trimmed down Linux distribution.