[hypermail] configure problem in shared environment

From: Scott Hochberg <scott_at_savepostage.com_at_hypermail-project.org>
Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 13:05:06 -0600
Message-ID: <049801c2af6d$34a4b220$242f9e40_at_default>


Trying to install hypermail-2.1.5 on linux server in a shared "virtual host" environment where I don't have access to very top level directories.

Configure fails, with:

loading cache ./config.cache
./configure: /dev/null: Permission denied ./configure: /dev/null: Permission denied configure: error: can not run ./config.sub

Tech support at the host told me:

>In researching your ticket I found that because telnet is not set as a
changeroot enviroment you >will need to specify the absolute path the your dev/null file as follows:
>./configure: /vs6/vs6/scotthoc/dev/null

I tried that, and also tried ./configure --prefix=/vs6/vs6/scotthoc

both results in the same failure as shown above.

But, I tried going into the configure script and others and substituting /vs6/vs6/scotthoc/dev/null
 for /dev/null wherever it appeared, and I got farther as follows:

loading cache ./config.cache
checking host system type... ./config.guess: 135027600: Permission denied i686-pc-linux-gnu

checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking cached information... ok

checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether the C compiler (gcc ) works... ./configure: 134927552: Permission denied
no configure: error: installation or configuration problem: C compiler cannot create executables.

but still failed.

My hunch is there are other places that a similar substitution must be made, but have no clue how to systematically find them or enter a command line parameter to get make the appropriate changes.

Can anyone help??

Many thanks.

Scott Hochberg
Postage $aver Software
savepostage.com Received on Sun 29 Dec 2002 09:02:39 PM GMT

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