Subject: Alpha problems
To: None <port-alpha@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Tim Rightnour <email@example.com>
Date: 06/05/1998 15:54:42
With much help from Ross, I now am running NetBSD alpha/1.3E on my Multia.
My first task here, is to build tcsh, ssh, and then a new kernel. However,
I'm getting some *really wierd* problems with this.
FYI- I installed the toolchain by doing:
tar --unlink -xzf /mnt/comp.132.tgz
tar --unlink -xzf /mnt/comp.snap.tgz
(if this was the cause of my problems)
Also.. I'm running the kernel from the kern.tgz in the snapshot.
First.. If I run ypbind.. it just hangs.. doesn't do anything, say anything,
talk to the network.. Just sits there and rots. This is not due to the
-current snapshot.. It hung when I had 1.3 installed previously.
Tried to compile tcsh. It began building, got to the first .c file, then
bombed out. Said there was no /usr/libexec/cpp. I copied it over, restarted
the build. It then seemingly hung. I suspended the build, and did a ps, to
find about *500* /usr/libexec/cpp 's being run. Not wanting to trash my nice
new disk.. I killed the make and they all went away.
OK.. so I try ssh. make fetch.. It connects to the server, then hangs and
times out. So I ftp manually.. sure enough I can login, but I cannot issue
commands. I'm going through ipnat here, and all the other hosts dont seem to
have a problem with this.
Manually get the files from another machine, execute make:
checking for gcc... cc
checking whether the C compiler (cc -O2 ) works... no
configure: error: installation or configuration problem: C compiler cannot
Well thats no good.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.. I'm stumped.
Tim Rightnour - firstname.lastname@example.org