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Old 04-24-2005, 03:35 AM   #1
alexrait1
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cpp sanity check


When I try to compile anything I get this error:
Code:
checking how to run the C preprocessor... /lib/cpp
configure: error: C preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check
Now, I do have g++ installed:


Code:
bash-3.00$ cd /var/log/packages/
bash-3.00$ ls | grep g++
gcc-g++-3.3.5-i486-1
bash-3.00$
and this is the relevant part of my config.log:
Code:
/usr/include/bits/local_lim.h:36:26: linux/limits.h: No such file or directory
configure:4033: $? = 1
configure: failed program was:
| /* confdefs.h.  */
|
| #define PACKAGE_NAME "guifications"
| #define PACKAGE_TARNAME "guifications"
| #define PACKAGE_VERSION "2.10"
| #define PACKAGE_STRING "guifications 2.10"
| #define PACKAGE_BUGREPORT "guifications-devel@lists.sourceforge.net"
| #define PACKAGE "guifications"
| #define VERSION "2.10"
| /* end confdefs.h.  */ 
| #ifdef __STDC__
| # include <limits.h>
| #else
| # include <assert.h>
| #endif
|                    Syntax error
configure:4102: error: C preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check
See `config.log' for more details.
Thanx for you help!!
 
Old 04-24-2005, 04:09 AM   #2
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do you have the kernel headers package installed?
 
Old 04-24-2005, 04:27 AM   #3
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Do you have gcc's g++ compiler installed (c++)?

That seems to cause sanity check error: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...5&pagenumber=1
However I think the sanity check could check for more stuff.
 
Old 04-24-2005, 04:50 AM   #4
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I have g++ installed... that's what you can see in my first message... or do you mean some other gcc.

I don't have kernel headers installed... but is it needed for these compilations? I am not compiling the kernel right now...
 
Old 04-24-2005, 05:00 AM   #5
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You're right, my mistake.
I was rereading your post when I saw you pasted this: /usr/include/bits/local_lim.h:36:26: linux/limits.h: No such file or directory
And then it comes the sanity check error so I assume that missing file is what's causing it. A quick look at http://slackware.com/pb showed that the file comes with glibc package and kernel-headers package (as kodon pointed out), but the first is /usr/include/limits.h while the kernel-headers one is /usr/include/linux/limits.h which is the one you seem to be missing and I guess it's needed by cpp too. Some programs requiere kernel-headers as you can see, but not usually.

Last edited by gbonvehi; 04-24-2005 at 05:05 AM.
 
Old 04-24-2005, 08:32 AM   #6
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Thanx for your help.
How to install kernel headers? I have my own compiled kernel 2.6.10.
Should I run make kernel-headers or something like this?
By the way when I compile the 2.6.11 kernel, I get a similar error with limits.h...
 
Old 04-24-2005, 09:43 AM   #7
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Just install the kernel 2.4 headers that shipped with Slack.
 
  


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