[TUHS] cryptic cc error on v7

Will Senn will.senn at gmail.com
Thu Nov 9 14:50:10 AEST 2017


On 11/8/17 10:44 PM, Will Senn wrote:
> I found head on 3BSD and thought it might be as simple to compile as 
> cr3, unfortunately, it isn't. I did:
>
> $ cc head.c
> head.o?
>
> $ cc -c head.c
> head.o?
>
> $ pcc head.c
> head.c
> head.o?
>
> I thought the assembler, as, was cryptic, at least there you get a one 
> character error response. What is cc trying to say? Obviously head.o 
> won't exist unless cc succeeds...
>
> Thanks,
>
> Will
>
Cryptic indeed. Actually, it makes some sense. I was logged in as dmr 
and trying to compile the code in a directory where I didn't have 
permissions (apparently I ran tar xv0 as root). So, it seems like the 
compiler succeeded in compiling the code, but wasn't able to create the 
output. I switched to root and was able to get head working.

Thanks,

Will

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