Subject: Re: -current build failure (on i386)?
To: Ceri Storey <>
From: Kevin Lahey <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/06/2002 15:47:38
On Fri, 6 Dec 2002 23:21:46 +0000
Ceri Storey <> wrote:

> I'm having similar issues, although my tool's wont even build on one of
> my machines....
> eg:
> checking that C++ static constructors and destructors are called... no
> configure: error: a working C++ compiler is required
> from groff's configure script.

I struggled with the same problem last weekend.  I found that -t
installed the libraries it built into /usr/lib, which then failed with the
existing g++ in the way you observed.  I managed to get around this by 
copying the library files over from an older system, then rebuilding with

Good luck,