Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 01-23-2007, 09:13 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2006
Distribution: xubuntu
Posts: 464

Rep: Reputation: 37
./configure problem

Hey there
I am trying to install a software and i get some warnings. Unfortunately i dont have the experience to deal with it so i would be obliged if i could have your help.
First thing that i tried was ./configure
Then i got the following:
checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... (cached) yes
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for gcc... (cached) gcc
checking whether we are using GNU C... (cached) yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... (cached) yes
checking for c++... (cached) c++
checking whether we are using GNU C++... (cached) yes
checking whether c++ accepts -g... (cached) yes
checking how to run the C preprocessor... (cached) gcc -E
checking for POSIXized ISC... no
checking for X... (cached) libraries /usr/X11R6/lib, headers /usr/X11R6/include
checking for -lICE... (cached) yes
checking for -ldnet... (cached) no
checking for -ldnet_stub... (cached) no
checking for -lnsl... (cached) no
checking for -lsocket... (cached) no
checking for a BSD compatible install... (cached) /usr/bin/ginstall -c
checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... (cached) yes
checking for ranlib... (cached) ranlib
checking for makedepend... (cached) makedepend
checking for bison... (cached) bison
checking for version of bison... bison (GNU Bison) 2.1
checking whether cross-compiling... (cached) no
configure: warning: It seems like you have bison version 1.22 or older
configure: warning: We try to handle this but better refer to Readme.install
checking for xgrabsc... (cached) :
checking for flex... (cached) flex
checking for -lfl... (cached) yes
checking for ANSI C header files... (cached) yes
checking for sys/wait.h that is POSIX.1 compatible... (cached) yes
checking for dirent.h that defines DIR... (cached) yes
checking for -ldir... (cached) no
checking for fcntl.h... (cached) yes
checking for limits.h... (cached) yes
checking for sys/file.h... (cached) yes
checking for sys/time.h... (cached) yes
checking for unistd.h... (cached) yes
checking for values.h... (cached) yes
checking for working const... (cached) yes
checking for size_t... (cached) yes
checking for working alloca.h... (cached) yes
checking for alloca... (cached) yes
checking return type of signal handlers... (cached) void
checking for 8-bit clean memcmp... (cached) yes
checking for getcwd... (cached) yes
checking for strdup... (cached) yes
checking for lrand48... (cached) yes
creating ./config.status
creating Makefile.def
creating config.h
config.h is unchanged

Thanks for your time
Old 01-23-2007, 10:16 PM   #2
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: U.S.
Distribution: xubuntu 8.10, linux 2.6.27-11-generic
Posts: 78

Rep: Reputation: 16
When it says that it needs bison, it's talking about a program you need.

A quick google shows you can download an updated version from here:
Old 01-23-2007, 10:28 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2005
Posts: 24

Rep: Reputation: 15
./configure is checking whether you have GNU Bison version 2.1.

You have to install GNU Bison 2.1 to successfully install this software.


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
Another Configure Problem! Apachedaz Linux - Software 3 01-20-2005 06:04 AM
Problem with ./configure Chtiman Linux - Software 10 12-30-2004 05:26 AM
Configure Problem Snabber Linux - Software 11 07-07-2003 02:29 PM
configure problem. qanopus Linux - General 9 12-17-2002 08:07 AM
problem with ./configure Ůmegaflops Linux - Networking 11 07-06-2002 05:21 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:56 AM.

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
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration