Bash make error

Jason L. Smith jloris at
Tue Mar 6 08:15:46 PST 2001

Hello out there.  Short time fan, first time writer.

I'm really pleased to find this project -- just what I
was looking for.  I'm sure I'll be bothering the hell
out of you for the next few months.

The error I get is identical to that posted by Tijmen
Stam on Tue Jan 16 2001 - 12:19:44 EST -- but the
thread never arrived at a solution.  I'm just assuming
it was so obvious that only a moron couldn't figure it
out by that point; however, I am that moron.  This
error occurs after a successful configure (using Book
options), when I try to make Bash.

I'm on a Mandrake 7.0 dist running a 2.4.0 kernel with
glibc2.1.2 and gcc2.95.2.1.  In one of his replies to
the aforementioned poster, Mr. Beekman asked which
kernel version's headers were in /usr/include/linux
and /usr/include/asm.  I don't know how to determine
this -- I'd assume they were the updated 2.4.0
headers, but that could be wrong (kmod.h is there). 
Anyway, the error output follows:

Bash-2.04.0-release for a i686 running linux-gnu
rm -f shell.o
gcc  -DPROGRAM='"bash"' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='"i686"'
-D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64  -I.  -I. -I./include -I./lib
-I/mnt/lfs/usr/include -g -O2 -c shell.c
In file included from shell.h:26,
                 from shell.c:45:
general.h:190: parse error before `string_to_rlimtype'
general.h:190: warning: data definition has no type or
storage class
general.h:191: parse error before `int'
make: *** [shell.o] Error 1
<end output>

My thanks in advance for any replies.

Jason L. Smith

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