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Old 05-19-2005, 02:46 PM   #1
sandugo
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Compiling Motion in Slackware


Has anyone compiled Motion software in Slackware? The software is used as a command line control of webcams.

When I typed ./configure, I got this error message:

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checking how to run the C preprocessor... /lib/cpp
configure: error: C preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check
See `config.log' for more details.

I don't know if I am missing a library or the path is just not right.

HELP PLEASE!!!
 
Old 05-19-2005, 02:55 PM   #2
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You need to install gcc (more specifically, g++) / glibc. I'm not sure which ones you have or which you dont, but you appear to be new so download and install all of this stuff.

http://slackware.com/pb/download.php...c-2.3.5-i486-2
http://slackware.com/pb/download.php...c-3.3.5-i486-1
http://slackware.com/pb/download.php...+-3.3.5-i486-1
http://slackware.com/pb/download.php...c-3.3.5-i486-1

Last edited by black hole sun; 05-19-2005 at 02:56 PM.
 
Old 05-19-2005, 03:15 PM   #3
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ok. I was missing the gcc-objc*. I installed it but still got the same error message when I run ./configure.
 
Old 05-19-2005, 03:49 PM   #4
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by itself, gcc cannot create an executable. mount your install cd ( the first one), or go to a slackware mirror and install the missing packages out of the d/ directory. if your not hurting for space, install most of them, some you will never use, but it will save some headaches in the future. the other thing you will need is the kernel headers package if you don't have it. make sure you get the kernel-headers package that came with your version of slack
 
Old 05-19-2005, 05:29 PM   #5
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I have a limited hard disk space.... but I got it.... I was missing the kernel headers.

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