> < ^ Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 20:53:00 +0100 (MET)
> < ^ From: Martin Schoenert <martin.schoenert@math.rwth-aachen.de >
< ^ Subject: Re: various installation problems
Frank Celler writes in his e-mail message of 1994/07/29
Problem 3: dec alpha, osf1, xgap

I cannot compile XGAP on a DEC Alpha because make reports "Don't
know how to make xcmds.c. Stop." but "xcmds.c" is there.

I cannot compile XGAP because there is no target for DEC Alpha in
the makefile.


Use gnumake. The following command will compile XGAP

gnumake xgap CC=cc CFLAGS="-I/usr/include -O -DSYS_HAS_UNISTD  \
                           -DSYS_HAS_STDARG" LDFLAGS=" -L/usr/lib"

Alternatively you can get XGAP from our ftp server. An executable
can be found in

The first problem is that 'unzoo' unpacks all the files with the strange
date '1969/12/31'. 'make' thinks that this is so old, the files could
not possible exist. 'touch'-ing all the files in the source directory
should solve that problem. Then you can use 'make' instead of 'gnumake'.
You still have to explicitly specify 'CC', 'CFLAGS', and 'LDFLAGS' tough.


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Martin Sch"onert,   Martin.Schoenert@Math.RWTH-Aachen.DE,   +49 241 804551
Lehrstuhl D f"ur Mathematik, Templergraben 64, RWTH, 52056 Aachen, Germany

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