error in Python 2.0 dist?
mas at echo.fr
Wed Nov 8 10:33:30 CET 2000
D-Man (2000-11-08 01:14:23 -0500) :
> I downloaded the SRPM from python.org. When I tried building I got
> the following:
> gcc -g -O2 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -I./../Include -I.. -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -c -o node.o node.c
> In file included from ../Include/Python.h:54,
> from node.c:3:
> ./Include/pyport.h:390:2: #error "LONG_BIT definition appears wrong for platform (bad gcc config?)."
> make: *** [node.o] Error 1
> I have a PentiumII 300 with RH7.0 (gcc 2.96). Python 1.5.2 runs
> fine on my machine.
This has been discussed several times here and on the Sourceforge
bug-tracking pages. Basically the reason is that Red Hat 7 ships with
a most unstable version of libc, along with a most unofficial and most
unstable version of GCC. The name GCC 2.96 in itself is wrong, since
it is not even a released GCC snapshot but a development version taken
at time t from the CVS tree (or something like that). Those two in
combination (GCC + libc) trigger a bug defining LONG_BIT to be 64 even
on i386 machines, which is detected by the Python code. The error
being in GCC+libc, the Python code does not try to fix it. It stops
Plus on en fout, plus y'en a du riz.
-- Proverbe chinois.
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