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Old 08-12-2004, 11:17 PM   #1
Guitarist88
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configure: error: C++ preprocessor fails sanity check


When I attempt to compile a program I get an error after doing ./configure. It usually looks like this:

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./configure
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking for -p flag to install... yes
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
/home/joshua/Documents/Themes/Boot: /home/joshua/Documents/Themes/Boot: No such file or directory
configure: WARNING: `missing' script is too old or missing
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... 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 dependency style of gcc... gcc3
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for g++... no
checking for c++... no
checking for gpp... no
checking for aCC... no
checking for CC... no
checking for cxx... no
checking for cc++... no
checking for cl... no
checking for FCC... no
checking for KCC... no
checking for RCC... no
checking for xlC_r... no
checking for xlC... no
checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... no
checking whether g++ accepts -g... no
checking dependency style of g++... none
checking whether g++ supports -Wundef... no
checking whether g++ supports -Wbad-function-cast... no
checking whether g++ supports -Wno-long-long... no
checking whether g++ supports -Wnon-virtual-dtor... no
checking how to run the C++ preprocessor... /lib/cpp
configure: error: C++ preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check
I'd really appreciate the help, because this is really annoying that I can't use anything unless it has an RPM
 
Old 08-13-2004, 03:23 AM   #2
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ok, it is quite simple, there is no software to compile C++ code on your mandrake system. I don't have mandy around, but I am shure that you can install the needed packages from your install cd's.
It should be some packages like 'libstdc++', g++,... (that might even be enough)
If I remember well, the software in the package install dialog is set up in groups, there has to be a group called development or programming, check out that one.

Since you have dependency stuff with the RPM system, I think it should be enough to select g++ and let the rpm system (urpmi right?) find out what is needed and what is not.

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