GMP build

Sam Rawlins sam.rawlins at
Fri Jan 14 20:06:12 CET 2011

On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 12:24 AM, lucas van <norak.van at> wrote:

> Hello,
> I am trying to build GMP 4.3.2 library,
> previous to build GCC 4.5.0
> I know that it and the others libraries (MPFR, MPC, PPL...)
> can be build with GCC but i am experience some errors bulding GCC
> and want go, step by step, because i am an unexperienced user.
> I reconfigure GMP library with this options:
> CPPFLAGS=-fexceptions ./configure --enable-cxx --prefix=/usr/local
> because configure of PPL library reported to me.
> so I did the essentials:
> make distclean (to undo the previous build without that options)
> CPPFLAGS=-fexceptions ./configure --enable-cxx --prefix=/usr/local
> make
> make check (reported all test passed)
> make install (no reported error, install lib and includes in
> /usr/local/...)
> make clean
> but If I check config.log I see warnings and errors like:
> configure:8399: gcc -std=gnu99 -E -fexceptions conftest.c
> conftest.c:14:28: error: ac_nonexistent.h: No such file or directory
> 25878: gcc -std=gnu99 -c -m32 -O2 -pedantic -fomit-frame-pointer
> -mtune=pentium4 -march=pentium4 -fexceptions conftest.c >&5
> conftest.c:65:20: error: invent.h: No such file or directory
> and "make install" warning with a message like this:
> *** Warning: This system can not link to static lib archive
> /usr/local/lib/libgm
> *** I have the capability to make that library automatically link in when
> *** you link to this library. But I can only do this if you have a
> *** shared version of the library, which you do not appear to have.
> libtool: link: warning: undefined symbols not allowed in i686-pc-cygwin
> shared l
> ibraries
> I know that ./configure can be set with --disabled-static and
> --enabled-shared options

I would try this, especially on Cygwin.

> but I don´t know if this fix the problem (If it exists)
> I says it because where i get the error is in "make" the PPL library
> configure:24139: checking glpk.h usability
> configure:24139: gcc -c -g -O2 -frounding-math -I/usr/local/include
> conftest.c >&5
> conftest.c:125:18: error: glpk.h: No such file or directory
> Must I Install libglpk package, or other package?
> is GMP library well installed?

I don't see how GMP has anything to do with this problem. GMP != GLPK. If
you want glpk.h, I suggest you install GLPK...

> Thanks for yours advices.
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Sam Rawlins

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