[GE users] building from cvs source fails for x86_64 architecture

Rayson Ho raysonho at eseenet.com
Mon Jan 10 17:43:29 GMT 2005

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First problem was caused by a program bug in "configure":


It should be:

int main(void){return(0);}

Since SGE uses -Werror, a warning in gcc was turned into an error and thus
configure failed.

And for the path problem... did you modify aimk.site??


>   I need to rebuild the gridengine bits, as for some reason, the 
>provided binaries are failing on my machines.  So I pulled the 
>10-Jan-2005 CVS sources.  Followed the directions.   And ran into
>   I can get up to ./aimk depend, and then I get this:
>loading cache ./config.cache
>checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
>checking whether build environment is sane... yes
>checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
>checking for working aclocal... found
>checking for working autoconf... found
>checking for working automake... found
>checking for working autoheader... found
>checking for working makeinfo... found
>checking host system type... Invalid configuration 
>`x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu': machine `x86_64-unknown' not recognized
>checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... (cached) yes
>checking for gcc... gcc
>checking whether the C compiler (gcc -O3 -Wall -Werror 
>-Wstrict-prototypes -DLINUX -DLINUXAMD64 -DLINUXAMD64_26 -D_GNU_SOURCE 
>-I/vol2/SW/db-4.2.52/lx26-amd64/include/ -DTARGET_64BIT -DQCONF_FLATFILE 
>-I/vol2/tools/SW/openssl-0.9.7e/lx26-amd64/include -Wno-sign-compare 
>-Wno-strict-aliasing -DCOMPILE_DC -D__SGE_COMPILE_WITH_GETTEXT__ 
>-D__SGE_NO_USERMAPPING__ ) works... no
>configure: error: installation or configuration problem: C compiler 
>cannot create executables.
>make: Makefile: No such file or directory
>make: *** No rule to make target `Makefile'.  Stop.
>not done
>Of course, cd'ing into that directory, running ./configure by hand, 
>generates working Makefiles without any complaints.  Also, it looks like 
>the include paths are wrong:
>	/vol2/tools/SW/openssl-0.9.7e/lx26-amd64/include
>as in hardwired to some developers machine.  Where are they hardwired so 
>i can fix them?  Also, can I force the aimk to be verbose about what it 
>is doing?  I could simply add a '-x' to the script, but that will 
>overload the output making problem determination somewhat harder.
>ps:  Any plans to migrate over to an autoconf or similar system to make 
>builds somewhat easier?
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