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Old 12-02-2003, 07:19 PM   #1
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ncompress installation

I am having trouble installing ncompress-4.2.4. I have it untarred, etc. When I run "build" , the select option "i" to install, then press enter to use the default user I get this
+ cd /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/ncompress-4.2.4
+ '[' -f /usr/local/bin/compress ']'
+ rm -f /usr/local/bin/uncompress /usr/local/bin/zcat
+ cp compress /usr/local/bin/compress
cp: cannot stat `compress': No such file or directory
+ exit 1
Press return to continue
When I try to compile it I get this
Compiling compress 4.2.4
cc -O -Ml -o compress -DDIRENT=1 -DSYSDIR=1 -DUTIME_H=1 -DUSERMEM=0 -DREGISTERS=2 -DIBUFSIZ=2048 -DOBUFSIZ=2048 -DBYTEORDER=0000 -DDEF_ERRNO=1 -DCOMPILE_DATE="Tue Dec  2 19:17:13 EST 2003" compress42.c
cc: unrecognized option `-Ml'
compress42.c: In function `main':
compress42.c:698: warning: return type of `main' is not `int'
/usr/bin/ld: cannot open output file compress: Permission denied
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
Error(s) in compilation
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Anyone know whats wrong? In the readme it says If I have trouble with "build" I can install it with Makefile.def....How would I go about doing that?

Old 12-02-2003, 07:27 PM   #2
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Nevermind, I solved the problem by compiling in root. It's amazing how fast one fixes their mistakes my reading the error messages a second time

"/usr/bin/ld: cannot open output file compress: Permission denied"


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