comile problems (was: procps compile problem)

barry at hartford.uconn.edu barry at hartford.uconn.edu
Wed Dec 27 09:05:39 PST 2000


Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> 
> > > Or make sure that your kernel has SLIP support enabled (it's disabled by
> > > default like PPP is as well) before you try to build this package
> >
> > This couldn't cause the compilation to fail, as the error is based on a
> > header file. It could cause the compiled program to run badly though.
> 
> True, but there are packages where the header files aren't setup
> properly until you tell some program/script to setup the header files.
> This could be an issue with the kernel's case. Certain header files
> don't even exist until after you have run a make
> config/menuconfig/whatevberconfig. From that and other things I have
> seen with the kernel it can be that because the kernel isn't configured
> for SLIP, the header files may not be setup properly yet. I can't verify
> that, it's a hunch, but it does make sense if you think about it.
> 

also, doesn't 'make dep' create header files based on the current
..config file?

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