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Re: make error


From: Dave Rutherford
Subject: Re: make error
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 23:13:13 -0400 (EDT)

On 24 Apr 2001, Paul D. Smith wrote:

> %% address@hidden (Abel Stephen) writes:
> 
>   as> I downloaded bash-2.05 and ran ./configure, make and make
>   as> install. After make, I get the error, "make[1]: cr: Command not
>   as> found, libbuiltins.a error 127".
> 
> First, I'm sure the error message actually says "ar: command not found",
> not "cr".

I'm pretty sure you did assume wrong here... but you're not to blame,
as the questioner should have provided more details.

Your diagnosis seems right... if this is Solaris, and /usr/ccs/bin was
not in $PATH, then configure would not have found ar, so would have
left it blank, as in AR=

Then when make invokes $(AR) cr ..., the command searched for is `cr',
which isn't found.

So, there are two root problems... Configure should give a fatal error
if it can't find `ar', and Solaris shouldn't stick crucial build tools
in out-of-the-way places like /usr/ccs/bin.

Besides that, if the user is on Solaris, he should have read the FAQ
and known that --without-gnu-malloc is de rigeur.

Dave

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