Re: NEWBIE: configure problems

From: John Madrell (
Date: 03/19/99

In message <>, Jess Heinig <jessh@white-> writes
>  First post and I'm already starting with the dumb questions.
>  Since I'm cheap and I'm spending money on hardware instead of a decent
>compiler, I'm using freeware to compile a copy of Circle 3.0. It doesn't
>help that I'm a Unix retard.
>  I'm using Cygwin GNU-Win32, the Unix emulator for Windows. I've got
>their version 20.0, and I've managed to set up my /bin and /tmp
>correctly despite their name changes to some of the paths. I've got the
>Cygwin bin executables directory mounted to "/bin." I get "sh
>./configure" up and running, and it goes through all the checks,
>finishes everything up, then ends with a mournful "./configure: /bin/sh:
>not found" message that keeps me from getting anywhere.
>  Once I can get past this and the make, I can probably do fine since
>I'm OK with gcc . . . I just suck at Unix and can't figure out what I'm
>doing wrong here. Any help/flames/comments would be most welcome.
>Jess Heinig

if it has got as far as saying...

creating ./config.status
configure: /bin/sh: not found

then just type..

sh ./config.status

thats a quick fix but it worked for me.
"We don't seek the answers, We try to understand the question!"
        "Ah so thats why you failed your degree then...."

JMadrell at madz dot demon dot co dot uk

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