dcc 'make install' fails on Debian

Vernon Schryver vjs@calcite.rhyolite.com
Thu Jul 31 13:39:57 UTC 2008

> From: Arno van Amersfoort <arnova@eld.physics.leidenuniv.nl>

> I tried to do a "make install" (after compiling it) of the latest DCC on 
> a machine running Debian/Lenny (x86). But it fails with:
> +(627 /..cc-1.3.92)# make 
> install                                                                                                                
> (root@rocky)
> for DIR in  dccm .; do\
>             if test "$DIR" != .; then\
>                 (cd $DIR; make deinstall); fi; done
> make[1]: Entering directory 
> `/mnt/archive/software/linux/source/dcc-1.3.92/dccm'
> rm -f /var/dcc/libexec/dccm
> make[1]: Leaving directory 
> `/mnt/archive/software/linux/source/dcc-1.3.92/dccm'
> ./autoconf/install-sh -c -d -o root -g bin -m 755 /usr/local/man/man8
> mkdir: cannot create directory `/usr/local/man': File exists
> mkdir: cannot create directory `/usr/local/man/man8': No such file or 
> directory
> make: *** [/usr/local/man/man8] Error 1
> Does anyone know how to fix this or what's causing it?

My guess is that there is a file named /usr/local/man instead of nothing
or a directory.  If my guess is right, solutions include removing the
strange file or using ./configure options to not install the DCC man
pages or to install them somewhere other than in the default /usr/local/man

Vernon Schryver    vjs@rhyolite.com

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