Pure LFS - expect-5.38 config error

Greg Schafer gschafer at zip.com.au
Sat Mar 29 18:44:46 PST 2003

On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 05:50:50PM +0000, Steve Martin wrote:
> Hi,
> Another heads up, this time expect-5.38, in chapter 5.  I found that you
> need to add the option:
> 	--cache-file=/dev/null
> to configure so that it correctly builds the makefile for the testsuite,
> otherwise it bombs out stating that gcc cannot create executables.
> Before anyone shouts at me, I have checked and confirmed, it is a
> configure error.  config.cache is created with $gcc as the c compiler
> which works for the main configure but when the testsuite configure
> loads the cache it tests for $gcc and promptly discovers that it does
> not exist, then you get the aforementioned error.
> I don't know why Ryan or Greg don't get this, but as I said before I am
> building on a Mandrake 8.2 host.  It's probably all fine from an LFS
> host.  Anyway, it's an easy fix and does no harm if you don't need it.

Thanks. Doesn't make much sense but I'll certainly look into it. There is a
note in the hint about (not) running the test suites for tcl, expect &

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