Python2.0 installation on HP-UX...

Thomas Wouters thomas at
Fri Nov 3 16:34:01 CET 2000

On Mon, Oct 30, 2000 at 11:30:39PM +0000, zxo102 at wrote:

> I tried to install Python2.0 on HP-UX (B.10.20 A 9000/782 2012794381)
> and failed. What I did is "./configure" and them "make". Anybody knows
> what is going with this? Thanks for your help.

Something went very wrong with your configure process:

> checking size of int... (cached) 0
> checking size of long... (cached) 0
> checking size of void *... (cached) 0
> checking size of char... (cached) 0
> checking size of short... (cached) 0checking for long long support... yes
> checking size of long long... (cached) 0
> checking size of off_t... (cached) 0
> checking size of time_t... (cached) 0
> checking size of float... (cached) 0

All the 'size of' operations return 0 as the size. That should definately
not happen, and is the cause of the LONG_MAX error you're seeing. But if it
wasn't for that error, it would have been causing hundreds of other errors.
You need to figure out why it was returning 0 for those sizeof checks, I'm
afraid. Step one is to remove the 'config.cache' file, and re-run configure,
and hope it's fixed now. If it's still broken, remove 'config.cache' again,
and check for filled disks, or broken compilers. Check config.log for any
special message. Each time you try configure and it fails, be sure to remove
the config.cache file, or it will use the old values.

Thomas Wouters <thomas at>

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