./configure problem - ed-0.2

Lab Monkey labmonkey at ns.sympatico.ca
Wed Mar 7 19:04:51 PST 2001

>> i am attempting ot install ed (ch 06).
>> it fails on the first command, "./configure --prefix=/usr"
>> this is everything that happens between prompts:
>> root:/usr/src/ed-0.2#./configure --prefix=/usr
>> ../configure: tr: command not found
>> checking for limits.h... (cached) yes
>> ../configure: tr: command not found
>> ../configure: cat: command not found
>> ../configure: tr: command not found
>> root:/usr/src/ed-0.2#
>> i found several other messages in the archives with similar errors, where configure can't find gnu c, and thinks i'm cross-compiling.
>> however, none of the others had the numerous "...command not found" errors.
>Have you installed the textutils package?

actually, i did install textutils.
i will install it over again, just to be sure.
thank you very much.

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