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Re: configure problem

From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: configure problem
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 10:12:09 -0800

Hi Wendy,

Wendy Palm <wendyp@cray.com> writes:

> i'm having a problem configuring cvs on a particular cray architecture.
> cvs-1.11 configured and installed just fine,
> but cvs-1.11.3 and cvs-1.11.5 fails at the
> checking how to run the C preprocessor... /lib/cpp
> configure: error: C preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check
> i've looked at that section of the code, and i can't figure out what
> the heck it's trying to do.
> on this machine, cpp is in /opt/PE/bin/cpp, which is in my path.

You may wish to try the following:

for Bourne shells like 'sh', 'ash', 'bash', or 'zsh' use:

  export CPP

For Csh shells like 'tcsh' or 'csh' use:
  setenv CPP /opt/PE/bin/cpp

and then rerun your configure command and see if that helps you.

Basically, configure is trying to find a way to preprocess some files
and is trying various means to do that job.

        Good luck,
        -- Mark

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