[Python-Dev] A possible bit for a README or FAQ?

Thomas Wouters thomas@xs4all.net
Fri, 27 Oct 2000 01:02:24 +0200

On Thu, Oct 26, 2000 at 03:10:33PM -0500, Skip Montanaro wrote:

> 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
> deal.

If you start adding things like that, also consider all the other
possibilities of configure being wrong. I hinted at one of them a couple of
weeks back, I think. (Somehow, 'last saturday', when I headed for London for
the Apachecon, feels like about two months ago :P) It's perfectly possible
for configure to be able to run gcc, gcc to be able to create working
binaries, but every check for a function or datatype failing because the
more 'involved' include files are missing. This is easy to do on Linux,
(removing /usr/src/linux, for instance) but not impossible on other systems

Thomas Wouters <thomas@xs4all.net>

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