Summary: gcc- install problem

From: Janet Leung (
Date: Fri May 23 1997 - 18:11:03 CDT

Thanks to:
Steve Snodgrass <>
Benjamin Cline <>
Tim Evans <>
Gustavo Chaves <>
Glenn Satchell <>
Tim Carlson <>
Daniel M. Eischen" <>
Nareddy Venugopal Reddy <>
Angel Lopez Luengo <>
Nelson Jose dos Santos Ferreira <>
Laurent Duperval <laurent@Grafnetix.COM>
Marcelo Maraboli <>
Justin Ennis <>
Tom Mornini <>
Cathy Hargrave <>
john benjamins <johnb@Soliton.COM>
Frank Pardo <>
1. Nothing's wrong, you just don't have GNU's makeinfo on your system,
   to create the info documentation files. Personally I usually just
   comment the makeinfo stuff out of the makefile, but you could get the
   info package if you want these.
2. The gcc installation is looking for the gnu texinfo package (which
   makeinfo is a part of). Installation texinfo without a working
   compiler may be a little tricky, probably the easiest thing to do
   would be to download a pre-compiled binary from your favorite web site
   (such as
3. If you don't care about makeinfo, just do 'make -i install' to
   ignore this error
4. If you don't need the documentation, just do a `make install -k' so
   that make goes ahead and do what else it has to do. If you want it,
   get the makeinfo sources from any GNU mirror and install it.
5. comment the line in which this happens, because it assumes you want
   to make the "gcc*.info" files again with TEX language... so comment
   out line 2125 in the Makefile..
6. You don't have the makeinfo utility. Two options:
   a) Get it and compile it with your existing compiler. It's a GNU
      tool, texinfo-3.9.tar.gz
   b) Edit all the Makefiles and change "makeinfo" to "true" which
      will make the install finish, but will not install the texinfo files,
      which are just reference materials, not a functional part of the
        vi `find . -name Makefile -print`
7. The error is "sh: makeinfo: not found" which means it didn't find
   the GNU makeinfo program. this is part of the texinfo package. you
   can install it, or put a dummy program called makeinfo, which is just
   a link to /bin/true, in your path. the calls to makeinfo won't do
   anything, but they will be successful as far as make is concerned.
8. You need the texinfo package. Latest version I think is
   texinfo-3.9.tar.gz. Look on your favorite GNU mirror.
9. First install texinfo. This will install makeinfo and your problem
   will be solved.

Original problem
During the make install phrase of gcc- on Solaris 2.3/5, the
following error popped up:

chmod a-x /usr/local/man/man1/cccp.1
cd .; makeinfo gcc.texi
sh: makeinfo: not found
*** Error code 1
make: Fatal error: Command failed for target `'

The make stage2 does not give any error messages, nor "make compare".
Does anybody know what went wrong?
Janet Leung, TACTech, Inc., Yorba Linda, CA 92887

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