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Tuesday April 27, 2004
09:20 AM

Read the darn output!

[ #18511 ]
So I'm rebuilding the product at work. It uses the standard ./configure && make dance. Here's the top of the output from configure:

checking make... ok
checking for osx... /usr/local/bin/osx
checking oracle; be vewy, vewy quiet... I'm hunting orwacles...... ok
   using environment variable ORACLE_HOME=/apps/oracle/home
checking site_perl... lib/site_perl/5.6.1 not found; probably harmless.
checking for gcc... gcc
...

See what you miss if you don't bother to read the configure output? ;-)

(osx is the openjade version of sx, James Clark's SGML to XML translator.)

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  • The output from the Enlightenment ./configure script is pretty amusing as well, when it attempts to detect ales in your refrigerator.
  • Ok, it's not configure but I chuckled the first time I saw this...

    [ed@chloe parrot]$ make
    Compiling with:
    xx.c
    cc -I/usr/local/include -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -I/usr/include/gdbm -g -Dan_Sugalski -Larry -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Winline -Wshadow -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-qual -Wcast-align -Wwrite-strings -Waggregate-return -Winline -W -Wno-unused -Wsign-compare -Wformat-nonliteral -Wformat-security -Wpacked -Wdisabled-optimization -mno-accumulate-outgoing-args -Wno-shadow