[PPL-devel] install bug
mgpoolman at brookes.ac.uk
Mon Jun 30 15:15:28 CEST 2003
I'm having problems installing ppl 0.5 on a redhat 9 system. The
configure script fails to detect the gmp library:
checking for the GMP library... no
configure: error: Cannot find GMP version 4.1.2 or higher.
GMP is the GNU Multi-Precision library:
see http://www.swox.com/gmp/ for more information.
Do not forget to enable the C++ interface: add --enable-cxx
to the configuration options.
However, gmp definitely is installed, and rebuilding a fresh version
$rpm -qil gmp
Name : gmp Relocations: (not
Version : 4.1.2 Vendor: (none)
Release : 6.1 Build Date: Mon 30 Jun 2003
Install Date: Mon 30 Jun 2003 14:05:22 BST Build Host: nanook
Group : System Environment/Libraries Source RPM:
Size : 289551 License: LGPL
Signature : (none)
URL : http://www.swox.com/gmp/
Summary : A GNU arbitrary precision library.
The gmp package contains GNU MP, a library for arbitrary precision
arithmetic which operates on signed integers, rational numbers and
floating point numbers. GNU MP is designed for speed, for both small
and very large operands. GNU MP is fast because it uses fullwords as
the basic arithmetic type, it uses fast algorithms, it carefully
optimizes assembly code for many CPUs' most common inner loops, and
generally emphasizes speed over simplicity/elegance in its
The bizarre thing about this is that the .so vewrsion numbers do not
correspond to the rpm version numbers, and I guess that this may be the
cause of the problem and is more to do with gmp rather than ppl, but
any advice offered will be gratefully recieved.
Dr. Mark Poolman
Post Doctoral Researcher
Metabolic Control Analysis Group
School of Biology and Molecular Science
Oxford Brookes University
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