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Old 05-27-2004, 11:57 AM   #1
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/lib/cpp fails sanity check?

configure: error: C++ preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check

That's what I get when trying to configure an app. What does it mean and how do I fix it?

Old 05-27-2004, 05:44 PM   #2
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Mainly it means you don't have the gcc compiler installed.
or you don't have all the required libraries and/or development packages
Old 10-02-2004, 08:46 AM   #3
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apt-get install build-essential (if you're running debian - but if you're not then there should be some equivelant)

good luck.


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