Re: Solaris install 'fails sanity check'(!)

From John R. McPherson
DateSun, 17 Nov 2002 14:34:37 +1300
Subject Re: Solaris install 'fails sanity check'(!)
In-Reply-To (p05111b09b9fc9a16a9af-192-168-123-245)
On Sat, Nov 16, 2002 at 08:07:28PM -0500, judy hertz wrote:
> Greetings all,
>
> I'm trying to install gsdl-2.38 on Solaris 8. I've gone through the
> archive and garnered Solaris hints: GNU binutils (as,ld), gnu m4, gcc
> 2.95.3....
>
> I run the Install.sh and get hung up here:
>
> .......Checking for sparc-sun-solaris2.8-ranlib... no
> checking for ranlib... ranlib
> checking how to run the C preprocessor... g++
> configure: error: C preprocessor "g++" fails sanity check

Hi,
I haven't seen this before, and I'm not sure if it's happening in
our toplevel greenstone configure script or if it is in one of the
third-party packages (eg wvWare, pdftohtml).

You could try to tell configure what to use by using the "CPP" environment
variable. Eg try:
gsdl$ CPP="gcc -E" ./configure

hopefully then it will correctly configure and you can compile it.

GSDL 2.38 was tested on solaris but the only solaris machine I had
access to was part of sourceforge.net's compile farm, and I think
it might have had too many "GNU-y" tools installed to test everything
properly.

Hope this helps!
John McPherson