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Old 10-30-2004, 09:59 PM   #1
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Sound Card Install - cpp fails sanity check? - alsa

Hey guys,

Im very new to linux (latest fedora, as of a few days ago) and trying to get my sound card working - I get the alsa driver package installed alright but the next step according to the guide on alsa's main website under sound card/dell sb live 5.1 for the installation of the lib package and well this is what it gives me:
(note: when i try and update the cpp package via yum it tells me i have the latest version)
(oh yeah, im using creative sb live 5.1 (dell edition).)

[root@localhost alsa-lib-1.0.6]# ./configure
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
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 for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking for a sed that does not truncate output... /bin/sed
checking for egrep... grep -E
checking for ld used by gcc... /usr/bin/ld
checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes
checking for /usr/bin/ld option to reload object files... -r
checking for BSD-compatible nm... /usr/bin/nm -B
checking how to recognise dependent libraries... pass_all
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for sys/types.h... yes
checking for sys/stat.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... yes
checking for string.h... yes
checking for memory.h... yes
checking for strings.h... yes
checking for inttypes.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... yes
checking dlfcn.h usability... yes
checking dlfcn.h presence... yes
checking for dlfcn.h... yes
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 how to run the C++ preprocessor... /lib/cpp
configure: error: C++ preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check
See `config.log' for more details.

Im quite lost, i presume a sanity check is a process that checks the integrity of various elemtents (cpp) and my cpp failed, but then yum which ive been told to use for updating tells me i dont need to.

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.
Old 10-31-2004, 08:21 PM   #2
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What does `config.log' say?

I'm not a Redhat guy, but I would check to see if you have a C++ compiler installed (that's a wild guess, I admit).


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