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Old 09-10-2003, 02:03 AM   #1
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Red face installing tripwire from source

i always feel like a dickhead when i have problems installing from source, so here i go: i downloaded the source tarball for tripwire 2.3.1-2 and tried following the instructions (post untarring) that said to look at the contents of the makefile in the src/ directory and edit it to fit your system architecture.

i read through the makefile and read that i must set the SYSPRE variable to specify what architecture i was compiling for. once i had checked that the appropriate SYSPRE variable was uncommented i issued the "make release" command that should compile the binaries, but i got an error message. here's how the section of my makefile with the SYSPRE variable looks:

# SYSPRE makefile variable
# System prefix convention is to use a single character to designate the
# operating system and a single character to designate the architecture.
# Uncomment the appropriate SYSPRE definition below for your architecture.
# Note that if you uncomment more than one, gmake will use the last one.
# Prefix for various OS/Architectures:
# i686-pc-linux == Linux Intel x86
# sparc-linux == Linux Sparc (not fully implemented)

SYSPRE = i686-pc-linux <-------notable part
#SYSPRE = sparc-linux
#SYSPRE = i386-unknown-freebsd
#SYSPRE = i386-unknown-openbsd

i think this is right, as i have a dual-athlon architecture (i think the 686 designation is fine...), but then i get an error during compilation:

c++ -I../stlport -Wall -W -Wno-sign-compare -Wno-unused -Wno-uninitialized -ftemplate-depth-32 -O2 complex.cpp -c -o obj/GCC/Release/complex.o
In file included from ../stlport/complex:40,
from complex.cpp:21:
../stlport/wrap_std/complex:16:39: ../g++-include/complex: No such file or directory
complex.cpp:26: parse error before `&' token
complex.cpp: In function `float abs(...)':
complex.cpp:28: `__z' undeclared (first use this function)
complex.cpp:262: parse error before `if'
complex.cpp:266: syntax error before `.' token
complex.cpp:271: syntax error before `.' token
gmake[4]: *** [obj/GCC/Release/complex.o] Error 1
gmake[4]: Leaving directory `/home/dick/security/tripwire-2.3.1-2/src/STLport-4.0/src'
gmake[3]: *** [lib/libstlport_gcc.a] Error 2
gmake[3]: Leaving directory `/home/dick/security/tripwire-2.3.1-2/src/STLport-4.0'
gmake[2]: *** [../../lib/i686-pc-linux_r/libstlport_gcc.a] Error 2
gmake[2]: Leaving directory `/home/dick/security/tripwire-2.3.1-2/src/STLport-4.0'
gmake[1]: *** [STLport_r] Error 2
gmake[1]: Leaving directory `/home/dick/security/tripwire-2.3.1-2/src'
date >> release.i686-pc-linux.out

what gives? normally i can make sense of error outputs and modify my instructions/resident programs to suit, but i'm at a loss here. any suggestions are welcome.

thx for reading,
Old 09-10-2003, 04:37 PM   #2
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I think you need to apply this patch: Fixes to allow gcc3 compile from the site.

The problem is that tripwire is including the C++ STL (Standard Template Library) which was needed for gcc 2.9x. Slackware 9 has gcc 3.2 which already includes the STL.

Hope that helps,

PS If slackware already has a package for it, you may want to use that because it probably already has most of the file lists setup for you.
Old 09-10-2003, 05:43 PM   #3
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thx a lot, i figured it was something i wasn't privy to, as the error message made no sense to me. i'll try to find the slack package, as it's easier than remembering to apply a patch if i install it again later.
Old 12-03-2003, 08:54 PM   #4
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I did the patch and I still get the same error. any idea?



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