problem in building rtems

Bhanu Nagendra P. bpisupat at
Tue Jun 18 15:28:27 UTC 2002

It is possible that the compiler is trying to write to directories where
you dont have permissions to do so. For example, if you are trying to
compile rtems as an ordinary user (not as root), then you do not have
write access to directories such as /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin

You can get over this problem by

a) running the compilation as root


b) setting the PREFIX variable in Makefile to some path inside your home
directory- this determines where the executables are compiled to and the
default value is /usr/local


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On 18 Jun 2002, sudhir pola wrote:

> Hai,
> I an newbie. I am getting the following error when trying to build
> rtems.
> checking for executable suffix... configure: error: installation
> or configuration problem: compiler cannot create executables.
> configure: error: ../../../rtems-4.5.0-jg3/tools/build/configure
> failed for tools/build.
> I am using a sun-sparc machine with solaris 2.8.
> Can anyone help me out with this problem
> Thanks
> Sudhir
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