Re: help with Rasmol on SGI/Irix5.3

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Wed, 31 Jul 1996 16:54:18 +0100 (BST)

Hi Pierre,
It's seems that your compiler can't find any of the standard include
files which are usually kept in /usr/include, this is unusual.

It may be that you don't have them installed on your system disk (if so
then you will have to find and install them) alternatively you may have
the files on your system disk and they are in a non-standard place, you
could try to find them using a command like :-
find /usr -name stdlib.h -print
(it may take a while if you have a large system disk)
If by chance this does find the include files then make a note of the
directory+path and then add a flag to the CFLAGS line within the rasmol
makefile :- -I /path/dir-to-include-files
(this flag tells the compiler to also look in this directory for the
include files)

If none of this works then things become more difficult, perhaps then you
should contact me directly and we may be able to sort out the problem.


Dave H.

Dave Houldershaw
Dept. Crystallography, Birkbeck College, Univ. London, Malet Street,
London WC1E 7HX. Tel. 0171 631 6853.
"In the beginning, there was nothing, which exploded." - Terry Pratchett

On Wed, 31 Jul 1996 wrote:

> Dear fellow PPS'ers,
> My apologies for a long, and probably stupid message, I need help...
> I've been trying to install rasmol on an Indy, I read the
> documentation, modified the makefile, and all I got was a very frustrating
> error message :
> Indy338 4# make
> cc -c -O2 -xansi -DFUNCPROTO rasmol.c
> cfe: Error: rasmol.c: 8: Cannot open file stdlib.h for #include
> cfe: Error: rasmol.c: 10: Cannot open file signal.h for #include
> cfe: Error: rasmol.c: 11: Cannot open file stdio.h for #include
> cfe: Error: /usr/include/sys/time.h: 145: Cannot open file time.h for #include
> ..
> *** Error code 1 (bu21)
> (I got the same kind of errors with gcc...)
> To set the scene, my knowledge of C language is nil, and my
> familiarity with Unix quite low, but I've already succesfully installed a
> few softs on that machine. The machine is an Indy 4400 under Irix 5.3
> (installed from the distribution CD-rom). The local Unix gurus have told me
> in the past that SGI machines are weird, and they have been of very very
> little help, to say the least. To make a long story short, I've looked for
> informations on the net, and found discussions, and FAQs, about compilers
> and SGI. The way I understand it, my machine is missing some pieces to make
> its compiler a true working compiler. I read also that SGI sells a
> developper kit, and that it is quite expensive.
> So my questions are : Am I right in thinking that my machine is
> missing some essential pieces of software ? Do I have to buy the SGI
> developper toolkit ? (I am dreaming of installing also
> Naomi/Molscript/Raster3D, but I fear the worst !)
> Any piece of advice will be much appreciated.
> Pierre
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