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install problems

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: install problems
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 10:16:19 -0500

On 30-May-2001, Denis Kouroussis <address@hidden> wrote:

| I'm trying to install on IBM AIX and using g++ 2.8.1.  It seems that when I
| run the 'configure' script  I get an error message stating :
|      configure: error:  installation or configuration problem :  C++
| compiler cannot create executables.
| the contents of the log file are listed below:
| This file contains any messages produced by compilers while
| running configure, to aid debugging if configure makes a mistake.
| configure:600: checking host system type
| configure:830: checking for c++
| configure:861: checking whether the C++ compiler (c++  ) works
| configure:875: c++ -o conftest    conftest.C  1>&5
| c++: Internal compiler error: program ld got fatal signal 11
| configure: failed program was:
| #line 871 "configure"
| #include "confdefs.h"
| main(){return(0);}

Looks like a compiler installation problem.

| Is there an Octave version that can compile with g++  2.8.1.

2.8.1 is obsolete.  Better to try with 2.95.x.

| As I do not
| have root access to my machine there is only so much I can do.

You don't need to be root to install gcc.  You simply need enough disk
space and to configure with --prefix=/some/where/you/can/write.


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