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Help #79

p5pRT opened this issue Jun 18, 1999 · 3 comments

Help #79

p5pRT opened this issue Jun 18, 1999 · 3 comments


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p5pRT commented Jun 18, 1999

Migrated from (status was 'resolved')

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p5pRT commented Jun 18, 1999


I downloaded "perl5.005_03" from the perl website and got to installing it. But it seems to want a C compiler. I therefore downloaded "gcc-" from the SCO website. I thought that this was the Gnu C compiler. I installed this and when i executed "gcc" from any path, it displays"
$ gcc
gcc​: No input files
", i presume that it means it has installed properly but doesnt have any C files to compile.
But when i run "sh Configure -Dprefix=/usr/bin/perl1 -Dcc=gcc" then it goes through a whole lot of commands until it gets to which C compiler it must use"Use which C compiler? [gcc] " when i press enter to accept the default, then it gives me this message-"
Checking for GNU cc in disguise and/or its version number...

*** WHOA THERE!!! ***
  Your C compiler "gcc" doesn't seem to be working!
  You'd better start hunting for one and let me know about it.
",back to the prompt.
I ' vi 'ed the Confirm file, it looks for gccvers.c, and does something with it(i am not quite sure what )i did a find command and found there was no gccvers.c , so i downloaded one from the SCO skunkware site and put it in several places for the "Configure file" to find it, but no luck . i have tried the "sh Configure" command with "-Dcc=/usr/bin/gcc" which is the path to the gcc executable, and there is still no progress.

I am running SCO 5.0.4 Enterprise Edition if that helps at all.
During the "Configure" process it gave me the OS vesion as " 3.2v5.0.4 "
What have I done wrong? Doesnt Unix come with it's own version of a C compiler for the Configure program.How do i fix this .

I also tried to modify the Configure file to skip the C compiler checking, but it actually needs it further along in the process, to compile certain things ,as i found out, and so it aborted.

Thank you

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p5pRT commented Jun 23, 1999

From [Unknown Contact. See original ticket]


Richard Foley

"Ciao" - (shorter than 'Aufwiedersehen' :-)

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von​: Foley, Richard [mailto​:Richard.Foley@​]
Gesendet am​: Wednesday, June 23, 1999 8​:29 AM
An​: Chaim Frenkel
Cc​: perl5-porters@​
Betreff​: AW​: [ID 19990618.002 Help]

"FR" == Foley, Richard <Richard.Foley@​> writes​:

FR> And before anyone mentions the Mime-header again, yes, I'm
fixing that too.

Return to Sender with Extreme Prejudice?

I thought that was 'RSVP' ?-)

Richard Foley
"Ciao" - (shorter than 'Aufwiedersehen' :-)

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p5pRT commented Aug 7, 2002

@gbarr - Status changed from 'open' to 'resolved'

@p5pRT p5pRT closed this as completed Aug 7, 2002
karenetheridge added a commit that referenced this issue Nov 2, 2019

5.20191102  2019-11-02 05:34:43Z
  * fix bad pod markup in perlfaq8 (PR #78; thanks, Joaquín Ferrero!)
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