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wierd compile on Debian 2.2r4

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: wierd compile on Debian 2.2r4
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 12:32:59 -0500

On 29-Apr-2002, address@hidden <address@hidden> wrote:

| While running 'make' when installing octave-2.1.35 on my 
| debian 2.2r4 box, I would repeatedly recieve some 
| compilation error and 'make' would exit.  And everytime 
| it exited, I would just type 'make' again and the 
| compilation would then run smoothly until it hit 
| another 'hiccup.' So I just kept typing make and it 
| eventually compiled everything. And then 'make install' 
| went smoothly and it eventually all worked out.
| Overall - I'm pleased that it eventually compiled and 
| installed okay.  But I just thought this was kind of 
| wierd.  Has anyone else had this problem?  Is this 
| common when compiling from source?  Can I expect 
| problems down the road when using octave seeing how the 
| compilation didn't go so smoothly?

No, I don't think it is not a common problem.  There should not be any
failures during the build that cause it to stop.  What error messages
did you see when these problems occurred?


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