You could get following error message "configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH" when you try to compile and install a software from a source. I got above error message once, when I was going to install python 3 on CentOS 7.
Reason for the error is your Linux machine does not have the gcc compiler installed. Install gcc compiler to fix the problem.
In Debian Linux sudo command allows regular users to do administrative tasks as the root user. This way you don't have to give away the root password, instead others can run administrative commands using their own password. But by default Debian 8 do do not support sudo superuser access, it is not being configured or installed. Anyway, it is very easy to install sudo on debian 8 using apt-get command. Open the terminal window and enter the following command as root.