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I started to install modzilla firebird 1.5 hour ago, and it's still busy!
Got as far as 'make', and that's what it's still doing... The codes keep running and running over the screen!
What on earth could be going on?
As I already realised it's gonna be hard to uninstall it as it was from source, but now that I have to quit the installation it is probably gonna be impossible?
And what's the best way to quit an installation anyway? Just close the terminal screen?
That is odd... I've never heard of a compiler getting stuck in a loop before. Are you sure it wasn't still working? 1.5 hours is not out of the question for a complex program like Firebird. I've never compiled it myself, but I've had many programs take more than an hour. I hear it takes almost a day to compile OpenOffice on most computers.
Really, that long?! Hmmm, then maybe I was too impatient. I quit it after 2 hours. I mean, installing RH took about 1 hour so I reasoned that this was way out of proportions. Now I'm running make clean and this is again taking ages.
(bear in mind: it's fryday night 20.13 and I'm still in my office... I wanna have a beer! :-)
If pieces will be left after make clean, will these be a problem in the next attempt to install it?