[distcc] distcc 0.10.1.. missing configure test?

Martin Pool mbp at samba.org
Sat Sep 14 03:25:00 GMT 2002

On 14 Sep 2002, klemens zwischenbrugger <zwiskle at vol.at> wrote:
> Hi,
> seems that the 0.10.1 has a little bug.
> downloaded it today, runned './configure', and 'make'.
> make:
> [...]
> gcc -g -O2 -W -Wall -Wshadow -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-align -MMD   -c -o
> implicit.o implicit.c
> gcc -g -O2 -W -Wall -Wshadow -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-align -MMD  -o
> distcc distcc.o clinet.o where.o hosts.o strip.o trace.o util.o io.o
> exec.o arg.o rpc.o tempfile.o bulk.o help.o filename.o implicit.o
> -lresolv -lnsl  -lpopt
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lpopt
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> make[1]: *** [distcc] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/distcc-0.10.1/src'
> make: *** [all] Error 2

> one of my LUG told me to try a "apt-get install libpopt-dev" -- it
> worked fine.
> so the libpopt-dev was not installed.
> ./configure _should_ tell me that, right ?

configure scripts are not required to check for mandatory libraries,
so it's not really a bug.  Some of them do it just to be friendly, but
many do not.

Anyhow, I have changed the distcc configure script for 0.11 so that it
will give you an error if popt is missing.

> after installing this lib, make, make install and so was no problem.
> anyway, distcc seems to be great.
> at least for my 486/16mbRam, to compile a kernel.

OK, great!

> .klemens
> BTW: i found no bug-mail-address to poste this, so over the list.

This one is fine.


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