[Python-Dev] A possible bit for a README or FAQ?
email@example.com (Skip Montanaro)
Thu, 26 Oct 2000 15:10:33 -0500 (CDT)
Just came across this error while running configure:
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether the C compiler (gcc ) works... no
configure: error: installation or configuration problem: C compiler cannot create executables.
The problem was that /tmp was full - sort of. The system says there's no
% cat /etc/termcap > /tmp/termcap
bash: /tmp/termcap: No space left on device
but df disagrees:
% df /tmp
Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda5 153667 88796 56935 61% /
Short term workaround is to run configure with TMPDIR set somewhere else.
Perhaps this is something to put in a gcc-specific or Unix-specific section
of the README file. I didn't see anything, and the message emitted by
configure gave no hint at the cause of the problem. I realized what it was
because I've been scratching my head about this problem for a couple weeks.
If this is deemed useful I'll modify README and check it in. If not, no big
(I have no idea why the system thinks /tmp is full... sigh ...)