I'm a returnee to this list, having last subscribed in 1998! I am
migrating a commercial website to a new webhosting provider, and while
I'm doing that, I thought I should upgrade the version of swish that
the site uses. But I've struck problems.
The webhosting server runs Linux with Kernel version 2.6.9-5.0.3.ELsmp,
Apache 1.3.34 and Perl 5.8.7. Because I do not own the host, I cannot
install as root, so I've created 'build' and 'local' directories in
$HOME. Also I've checked that all the perl modules recommended have
been installed on the remote host. So far so good.
This is what happens:
# ../swish-e-2.4.3/configure --prefix=$HOME/local
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnulibc1
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnulibc1
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
checking for a sed that does not truncate output... /bin/sed
checking for egrep... grep -E
checking for ld used by gcc... /usr/bin/ld
checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes
checking for /usr/bin/ld option to reload object files... -r
checking for BSD-compatible nm... /usr/bin/nm -B
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking how to recognise dependent libraries... pass_all
checking how to run the C preprocessor... /lib/cpp
configure: error: C preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check
See `config.log' for more details.
You can look at config.log in full at
http://members.optusnet.com.au/~brendan.jones/config.log. Go to line
729 of the log where it says "configure:4028: error: C preprocessor
"/lib/cpp" fails sanity check".
While I am reasonably unix-literate, I am not a sysadmin, so config.log
is not very illuminating to me. I really need some tips to work out
whether the problem is me, or the webhosting server, and if the latter,
how do I persuade them to change their linux build? (laughs)
PS. I have already checked the archive of this list, and a similar
problem was reported by a user in 2003. Some of the things suggested
to check were:
$ which xml2-config
/usr/bin/xml2-config (INSTALL says it should list
$ rpmverify cpp
$ rpmverify gcc
That looks OK to me, but I don't really know.
Appreciate any guidance!!
Received on Sun Feb 12 04:33:31 2006