On 07/13/2012 12:11 PM, David C. Rankin wrote: > On 07/11/2012 04:59 PM, Nix wrote: >> On 9 Jul 2012, David C. Rankin outgrape: >>> [ 49%] Generating nfs_prot_xdr.c >>> cannot find any C preprocessor (cpp) >>> rpcgen: C preprocessor failed with exit code 1 >> >> OK. This is glibc's rpcgen that's failing. It specifically searches for >> /lib/cpp, then for /usr/ccs/lib/cpp (I kid you not) then fails if it >> can't find either of them. It would be interesting to see an strace >> of your rpcgen, to see what it's searching for... >> >> I note that in glibc 2.14 and 2.15, the RPC calls were made unusable by >> newly-linked programs, and rpcgen was removed. Because no replacement >> was ready, this broke compilation of every RPC user out there, so most >> distros patched it back in. I suspect arch's patching back in failed. >> >> In glibc 2.16, RPC is back upstream again (until such time as libtirpc >> is *really* ready to replace it), if glibc is configured with >> --enable-obsolete-rpc, which absolutely every non-embedded distro will >> be doing. Which explains why it works with glibc 2.16. >> > > Darrell, Nix, > > Thanks. I think I can make a run a tweaking my install to get rpcgen to work > with the tdebase build. I'll give it a go this pm. > It was either Arch or glibc 2.16 upstream, and it was the missing link in the search locations Nix provided. To solve the issue, I simply created a symlink /lib/cpp->/usr/bin/cpp and tdebase built fine. <rant> Just for the next two months, I wish upstream would QUIT DORKING WITH THE DAMN PACKAGES!!! </rant> I posted this info to the Arch list as well. http://bugs.pearsoncomputing.net/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1082 [RESOLVED] [NOTOURPROBLEM] -- David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.