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RE: ext-inst.cc Input/output error [RESOLVED]
- From: "Dave Korn" <dk at artimi dot com>
- To: "'Shaun Jackman'" <sjackman at gmail dot com>,<gcc at sources dot redhat dot com>
- Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 19:47:33 +0100
- Subject: RE: ext-inst.cc Input/output error [RESOLVED]
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gcc-owner On Behalf Of Shaun Jackman
> Sent: 14 September 2004 19:12
> To: gcc
> Subject: Re: ext-inst.cc Input/output error [RESOLVED]
> Thanks for your extensive reply! It was apparently some problem with
> the source tree, although I still don't know exactly what. It wasn't a
> permissions problem, because I was able to 'rm -f' the entire tree as
> the user. I unpacked the sources and rebuilt without trouble this
Quite possibly you may have accidentally run "./configure" in the source
dir. Gcc doesn't support building in objdir==srcdir [*], and inadvertantly
configuring in the source dir is known to leave traces behind which can
interfere with subsequent build attempts.
Anyway, glad it's sorted out.
[*] well, sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't, but as the docs say,
"we highly recommend against" doing this, as it "doesn't get a lot of
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