[Proj] Problems with configure/makefiles

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Oct 7 15:40:33 EDT 2004

Craig Bruce wrote:
> Making install in src
> make[1]: Entering directory `/mnt/dev/home/cw/third_party/proj-4.4.8/src'
> make[2]: Entering directory `/mnt/dev/home/cw/third_party/proj-4.4.8/src'
> /bin/bash ../mkinstalldirs /cw/third_party/builds/solaris_28_sparc/lib
>  /bin/bash ../libtool --mode=install /usr/bin/install -c  libproj.la /cw/third_party/builds/solaris_28_sparc/lib/libproj.la
> /usr/bin/install -c .libs/libproj.lai /cw/third_party/builds/solaris_28_sparc/lib/libproj.la
> cp: cannot access /cw/third_party/builds/solaris_28_sparc/lib/libproj.la
> install: cp /cw/third_party/builds/solaris_28_sparc/lib/libproj.la .libs/libproj.lai/libproj.la failed 
> make[2]: *** [install-libLTLIBRARIES] Error 2
> make[2]: Leaving directory `/mnt/dev/home/cw/third_party/proj-4.4.8/src'
> make[1]: *** [install-am] Error 2
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/mnt/dev/home/cw/third_party/proj-4.4.8/src'
> make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
> It looks like the Solaris version of the 'install' program has its
> arguments backwards from the GNU version of the program.  Ought not the
> configure program to do something to compensate for this?


I'm afraid I have no idea why this would be happening.  You might find you
can get around it by forcing use of the install-sh shipped with PROJ.

make INSTALL=`pwd`/install-sh install

>         "Solaris: It may be slow, but it's hard to use." -- unknown

Cruel.  I think Sun should give away nice fast new Suns.  The only one
I currently have access to for test builds must be nearly 10 years old,
and it is *really* slow.  A build of GDAL with libtool enabled (build
everything twice) takes over an hour.

And of course, ironically, these days "easy to use" in a Unix largely
comes down to "things work the same here as on Linux - the developer
reference platform".

Best regards,
I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam, warmerdam at pobox.com
light and sound - activate the windows | http://pobox.com/~warmerdam
and watch the world go round - Rush    | Geospatial Programmer for Rent

More information about the Proj mailing list