NEWBIE: Can't find conftest.c

Steven D. Majewski sdm7g at
Fri Sep 8 18:35:32 CEST 2000

On Tue, 5 Sep 2000, Jim Millet wrote:

> I am running on AIX, using py152.tgz
> When I run ./config, I get a neeror message in config.log that
> says conftest.c does not exist. Where is this file? It did not seem to
> be
> part of the tgz file. This stops the config process. Any help would
> be appreciated.

conftest.c is a temp file created by configure. 
If you look at the configure shell script, you will see it cat
text into conftest.$ac_ext and compile it to test various things. 

So you *shouldn't* find one in the distribution (unless config exits 
and doesn't clean up properly) and if the error is that it does not
exist, it's probably an upstream error that prevented it from 
getting created -- out of disk space ? no  write permission to the src 
directory ? 

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