Problems building 2.5.1 on AIX

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at
Sun Mar 2 00:39:41 CET 2008

> hasty:Python-2.5.1$ CC=/usr/vacpp/bin/cc_r ./configure --without-gcc
> checking MACHDEP... aix5
> checking EXTRAPLATDIR... 
> checking for --without-gcc... yes
> checking for gcc... cc
> checking for C compiler default output file name... configure: error: C 
> compiler cannot create executables
> See `config.log' for more details.
> I get the same result with or without the --without-cgg.  There's nothing 
> obvious in config.log (not that I can ever make much sense out of the 
> gibberish configure generates).
> Any ideas?

You really do have to check config.log. Check for any lines where it 
tries to invoke the compiler, and check whether it does so in the way
you expect it to.

 From the output you provide, it seems to use "cc" as the compiler,
not /usr/vacpp/bin/cc_r. Looking at the comfigure code, this is not
surprising: --without-gcc resets CC to cc.


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