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Make problem for SWISH-E on BSDI BSD/OS 4.0

From: Rich Fields at 407.356.5842 <fields(at)>
Date: Wed Aug 11 1999 - 14:33:34 GMT
I tried posting this immediately after subscribing two days
ago, but didn't see it show up on the list. My apologies if
I missed something.  As an update, I was able to manually
compile and link (yes, I am a dinosaur) SWISH-E on this
problem system, so it is functioning and I am pleased at
that.  However, for the future, I would like to understand
and fix the make problem.  TIA,  Rich

> I didn't see the answer to my question in the archive, so I
> have joined this list to post my question.
> New to SWISH-E, I downloaded 1.3.2 and was able to
> successfully compile and install SWISH-E on a HP-UX 10.20
> workstation, indexed a local web site, and interacted with
> the index using one of the example perl scripts.  While not
> a c programmer, I was able to muddle through with good
> success and I was well-satisfied.
> However, when I tried to duplicate this success on a
> different machine, I was unable to "make" the Makefile.  I
> hope someone has some ideas for what I need to change.
> uname -a reports the following on the second system:
>   BSD/OS 4.0 BSDI BSD/OS 4.0
>   Kernel #0: Mon Jan 11 10:22:42 EST 1999
>    i386
> I adjusted CC in Makefile to be the location of the
> local gcc compiler, and left the compiler flags with what
> was in the distribution (though I tried the other option
> variants with no change):
>   CC = /usr/bin/gcc
>   CFLAGS= -O2
> This was the result:
>   cherokee:~/bin/src $  make
>   make CFLAGS="-g" check.o file.o index.o search.o error.o
>   methods.o hash.o list.o mem.o string.o merge.o swish.o
>   stemmer.o docprop.o fs.o http.o httpserver.o
>   make: don't know how to make check.o. Stop
>   *** Error code 2
>   Stop.
> Any help would be appreciated, as this is about as deep as I
> can go into Makefiles and compiler options without someone holding
> my hand. The compiler is functional, as I compiled check.c
> stand-alone with it.
> Thanks,
> Rich Fields
Received on Wed Aug 11 07:26:36 1999