[geos-devel] Compiling troubles

Meek, Allan (Contractor) Allan.Meek at drdc-rddc.gc.ca
Wed Jan 2 16:33:58 EST 2008

Hi Mateusz,

Whoops. My configure line was actually "./configure --prefix=${INSTALL}"
so that things would be installed in /rde/ameek/GEOS/binlin. So, I
wouldn't need sudo to run "make install".

I think my biggest question is this: What does Error 126 mean?

Thanks for your help,

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:geos-devel-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Mateusz Loskot
Sent: January 2, 2008 4:30 PM
To: GEOS Development List
Subject: Re: [geos-devel] Compiling troubles

Meek, Allan (Contractor) wrote:
> Hi,
> I just downloaded geos-3.0.0.tar.bz2 today and tried to compile it in
> Red Hat Linux, but I have encountered some troubles.
> Here are the steps I followed:
> - extracted the contents of the tar file to /rde/ameek/GEOS/geos-3.0.0
> - set the INSTALL environmental variable to /rde/ameek/GEOS/binlin
> - created the directory /rde/ameek/GEOS/binlin
> - from the geos-3.0.0 directory, executed "./configure
> --prefix=${INSTALL}"
> - executed "make"; everything looked good
> - executed "make check"; everything looked good
> - executed "make install"; I ended up with the following error
> [...]


Shouldn't the last command read:

sudo make install

unless you have sufficient privs to write to prefix location?

I just tested GEOS from SVN and make install command works perfectly
well for me. I assume both SVN and 3.0.0 makefiles are correct.

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