Serious error compiling setup

Max Bowsher
Thu Jan 30 01:40:00 GMT 2003

Brian Keener wrote:
> When I try to compile setup I get the following:
> + /usr/develop/src/cygwin-apps/setup/configure -C
> --enable-dependencies --disable-shared --host=i686-pc-mingw32 
> --build=i686-pc-cygwin CC=gcc -mno-cygwin CXX=g++ -mno-cygwin 
> CPPFLAGS=-I/usr/include/g++-3 --enable-maintainer-mode

Drop the CPPFLAGS bit, that dates back to gcc-2.95.3

> checking for C++ compiler default output... configure: error: C++
> compiler cannot create executables

gcc-mingw package?

> check `config.log' for details.


> In addition to the above I also receive while compiling setup a
> dialog box titled 16bit MS-DOS SubSystem with the message:
> g++
> The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.
> CS:067f IP:017d OP:ff ff 75 13 8b CHoose 'Close' to terminate the
> application. 


> Having failed with setup I decided to try to compile cygwin I there I
> get the following error:
> + /usr/develop/src/configure --enable-debugging --build=i686=pc-cygwin
> --target=i686-pc-cygwin --enable-haifa --prefix=/usr --exec-prefix=/usr
> --sysconfdir=/etc --libdir=/usr/lib --includedir=/nonexistent/include
> configure: error: cannot run /bin/bash /usr/develop/src/config.sub

How about some elementary troubleshooting of the error? 
Like: Does it exist, check permissions?


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