[pdftex] pdftex on HP

Wilson, Peter R peter.r.wilson at boeing.com
Fri Aug 15 14:27:53 CEST 2003

Thank you all for your help. Much of the problem of loading TeX seems to have been caused by missing/broken tools on the machine.

Peter W.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas Esser [mailto:te at dbs.uni-hannover.de] 
> Sent: Friday, August 15, 2003 1:09 PM
> To: Wilson, Peter R
> Cc: pdftex at tug.org; Mart.Rentmeester at sci.kun.nl; ikh at awaresw.com
> Subject: Re: [pdftex] pdftex on HP
> [after Peter has send me some logs, I have found the reason 
> for his problem]
> >     Here are the files you requested. The distribution we 
> are using is 
> > from pdftex-1.11a.tar.bz2 from CTAN.
> Thanks. I have found the reason for your problem:
> During the test whether the C++ compiler works, the following happens:
>   configure:2886: c++ -o conftest    conftest.C  1>&5
>   collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
>   /bin/ld: Can't find library: "stdc++"
> So, while you do have gcc maybe even g++, the installation of 
> C++ is not functional. configure detects this and disables a 
> few things in the top-level Makefile, e.g.:
>   #! pdflib = pdftexdir/libpdf.a
> I suggest that you either try to recompile gcc-3.3.1 (maybe, 
> you half-broken gcc can be used to compile a proper new 
> version) or to download a binary gcc from a hp-ux freeware site.
> Thomas

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