LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 05-27-2004, 11:57 AM   #1
Registered: May 2004
Location: Västerås, Sweden
Distribution: Slackware Current
Posts: 228

Rep: Reputation: 30
/lib/cpp fails sanity check?

configure: error: C++ preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check

That's what I get when trying to configure an app. What does it mean and how do I fix it?

Old 05-27-2004, 05:44 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: pikes peak
Distribution: Slackware, LFS
Posts: 2,577

Rep: Reputation: 48
Mainly it means you don't have the gcc compiler installed.
or you don't have all the required libraries and/or development packages
Old 10-02-2004, 08:46 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
apt-get install build-essential (if you're running debian - but if you're not then there should be some equivelant)

good luck.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
/lib/cpp fails sanity check on KUbuntu Cipher01 Ubuntu 2 09-25-2005 09:28 PM
/lib/cpp fails sanity check problem Varius Linux - Software 1 08-26-2005 01:13 AM
configure /lib/cpp fails sanity check johnlittlepeap Fedora 0 12-07-2004 06:52 AM
??? c++ prprocessor /lib/cpp fails sanity check ???? Killah Linux - Newbie 7 03-30-2004 03:39 PM
/lib/cpp fails sanity check error message lansman Linux - Software 3 11-07-2003 07:37 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:07 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration