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Re: using pkgsrc on Linux

On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 3:43 AM, Steven M. Bellovin 
<> wrote:
> I'm trying to bootstrap pkgsrc on Linux (Ubuntu 8.04).  I'm running
>  into trouble, probably because I don't know Linux that well.
>  Per the pkgsrc guide, I install libncurses-dev; that let me.  I also
>  installed patch, which isn't mentioned in the guide.  However, when I
>  try to build libtool-base, I'm told that /lib/cpp isn't sane.  Here's
>  the error.
>  configure:6536: /lib/cpp -I/usr/include conftest.cpp
>  cpp: error trying to exec 'cc1plus': execvp: No such file or directory
>  I assume I'm missing some mysterious package; I have no idea what it
>  is, since I know that I have gcc and cpp with it.

Try to install package build-essential, which provides e.g. g++ and
other packages (glibc and kernel headers).


Daniel Horecki

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