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Old 06-19-2004, 05:12 AM   #1
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make failing to make with this error. Help needed?


Hello to all you gurus.
I have just had some success installing slack-current, and am rightly proud of my achievment, having previously only used Mandy. But I now have a problem that stumps me.
I am trying to install the Cups driver for my Epson CX5400. Of course, under mandy this was achieved with an rpm. But I now have to do the whole ./configure, make etc.
So, I have got the file, uncompressed it and run ./configure. Great so far, but now I issue the make command and get this error:-
./libtool: line 1: s%^.*/%%: No such file or directory
../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found

This means nothing to me. I have looked into the script libtool, and line 1 is the usual #!, so how can this be.
Can anyone help me out here.

TIA
 
Old 06-19-2004, 06:27 AM   #2
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Re: make failing to make with this error. Help needed?

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./libtool: line 1: s%^.*/%%: No such file or directory
../libtool: line 1: -e: command not found
TIA [/B]
"s%^.*/%%" looks to me like a part of a regular expression, and the rest of the lines confirm my hunch. That -e probably came from a "sed -e some_regular_expression". It looks like the script fell appart? Maybee during the download? Did you verify it's checksum? Anyway, my first shot would be redownload and recompile. If that doesn't work try one more time. And if that doesn't work, well. Life is fun .
 
Old 06-19-2004, 08:18 AM   #3
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can you post the first line?
it is posible, that there was an error in the download.
It could also be that you don't have sed installed.
 
Old 06-19-2004, 09:05 AM   #4
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Hello! Well, I've never actually seen an error like this before, but after googling a little I have a couple of suggestions for you. First you might want to do a ./configure --help to see if there's an option to omit the libtool script and if there's no such option or after the compilation the drivers don't work you might also want to upgrade autotools and libtool to the latest version. (search google to find them) Good luck!
 
Old 06-20-2004, 03:08 PM   #5
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Hi all,
thanks for the answers so far. It turned out to be a corrupt download, all sorted with a new download now.
 
  


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