SUMMARY: Re: HELP gcc preprocessor for Configure script

From: Eric Shafto (
Date: Mon Apr 22 1996 - 16:45:07 CDT

Never mind, I think I've got it. I changed the Configure script so that
it looks for "abc .xyz" instead of "". Apparently, the configure
script is fussier than the code, since it compiled okay after that.

If anyone does want to follow up with an explanation and/or a better
workaround, I will summarize.

On Mon, 22 Apr 1996, Eric Shafto wrote:

> Date: Mon, 22 Apr 1996 13:56:56 -0500 (CDT)
> From: Eric Shafto <>
> To:
> Subject: HELP gcc preprocessor for Configure script
> Sorry to post this here, but I need this running quickly. What else is
> new?
> I'm trying to compile Larry Wall's patch program (as part of compiling
> INN), and the Configure script can't find a C preprocessor. It tries
> each of its possibilities, and when I suggest gcc -E (that should do it,
> right?) it fails and says I should go find the preprocessor.
> What am I missing?
> Thanks!

Eric Shafto
Dir. Academic Computing, Lake Forest Academy
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