On Mon, 14 Aug 2006, Edward Chapin wrote:
> While I was at home last week I decided to compile starlink on by laptop
> running the latest Kubuntu (since I wasn't getting complete satisfaction out
> of the redhat binary that I had been running before) - the Debian nightly
> build, which ought to be the closest, has been dead for > 1 month.
I'm not sure what happened to the debian machine. Does anyone at RAL know
if it still exists?
> It was relatively painless to compile (I'm getting good at this!), but I was
> curious about configure not picking up some dependencies before I did make
> world. *ubuntu is a good distro to try building with since it initially gives
> you a very sparse install (it fits on 1 cd - no compiler included by default
> !!!). I found, for example, part way through that it failed because yacc
> wasn't installed. Obviously there are a lot of utilities one expects to find
> on a system being used for software development, but I thought I'd just point
> it out anyway.
Thanks. The systems that use yacc and lex should really stop during
configure if those commands aren't there. I think that's ICL, SCB and
EXTREME. I imagine it would be an easy tweak to the configure.ac files to
break if $YACC or $LEX are not defined. Mark - Any chance I could twist
your arm to patch SCB and EXTREME?