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Re: Can't install RPM because I get an error with system.h

From: <andrejfavia@ml1.net>
Date: Sun 24 Aug 2014 - 18:32:13 CEST
Message-Id: <1408897933.2189845.156179369.0C238A9D@webmail.messagingengine.com>
>I didn’t say not to use rpm on a mac.


Yes you did. See?

>Almost certainly (if on Mac Os X), you should be using
>MacPorts or HomeBrew to install software, not rpm.


> 
> ----- Original message -----
> From: Jeffrey Johnson <n3npq@me.com>
> To: rpm-users@rpm5.org
> Subject: Re: Can't install RPM because I get an error with system.h
> Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:18:00 -0500
> 
> 
>> On Aug 20, 2014, at 8:32 AM, andrejfavia@ml1.net wrote:
>> 
>> GREETINGS AGAIN.
>> 
>> It has now been one month and I have not yet received a response to my
>> inquiry on why the directions to install rpm don't work.
>> 
> 
> What software are you trying to install?
> 
> Almost certainly (if on Mac Os X), you should be using
> MacPorts or HomeBrew to install software, not rpm.
> 
> 73 de Jeff
> 
>> Can someone help me?
>> 
>> 
>> ----- Original message -----
>> From: andrejfavia@ml1.net
>> To: rpm-users@rpm5.org
>> Subject: Can't install RPM because I get an error with system.h
>> Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 22:44:48 -0400
>> 
>> Greetings.
>> I am in the long process of learning how to install software using UNIX
>> so that I can use a particular program. I am running Mac OS X 10.9.4. I
>> know almost nothing about UNIX and have just been following directions.
>> 
>> I am in the process of installing the RPM package manager. However, I am
>> having trouble getting the software to work.
>> 
>> In the installation directions, I am able to get through the
>> ./autogen.sh and ./configure commands fine, with the appropriate flags.
>> However, when I run "make", I receive the following error messages:
>> 
>> In file included from fts.c:64:0:
>> ../system.h:123:3: error: expected identifier or '(' before '{' token
>>  { if ((__progname = strrchr(pn, '/')) != NULL) __progname++;    ^
>> make[2]: *** [fts.lo] Error 1
>> make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
>> make: *** [all] Error 2
>> 
>> 
>> What's going on?
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