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Old 03-25-2006, 02:47 PM   #1
thomasw92
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Can't use make command when installing from source


Hi,
I'm using a distro called SLAX 5.0.6 Kill Bill Edition (it's a LiveCD) but I have the HDD install option, and it's based on Slackware. Whenever I try to compile a programme from source I run:

root@slax:~/Desktop/gtkspell-2.0.11# ./configure
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/ginstall -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
checking how to run the C preprocessor... /lib/cpp
configure: error: C preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check
See `config.log' for more details.
root@slax:~/Desktop/gtkspell-2.0.11#

I'm presuming this means everything is ok.

Then I run:

root@slax:~/Desktop/gtkspell-2.0.11# make

and get

make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.

I take it this is wrong.

Thanks in advance, Thomas
 
Old 03-25-2006, 02:58 PM   #2
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The ./configure script failed
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configure: error: C preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check
See `config.log' for more details.
 
Old 03-25-2006, 03:03 PM   #3
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Ooooooh.... That's embarrassing!

Thanks and I'll try and fix that.

Thomas
 
  


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