Make error

Patrick Eisenmann peisenmann at
Tue Apr 14 04:29:05 CEST 2009

I encountered 3 main problems while trying to install GMP onto my Macbook
(OS 10.5.6).

The first, if I try to make check in uncompressed library and that library
has a space character anywhere in its path, my make check fails on the first
set of tests. Moving to a lower directory fixed this.
Second, if you accidentally make check before make, it fails inexplicably
and reports problems that shouldn't exist. Using make clean, then starting
again from the beginning fixed this.
Third, make install failed due to permission errors. Using sudo make install
(and having the root password) fixed this.

Patrick Eisenmann
Undergrad Computer Science
peisenmann at
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