errors from 'make'

AdrianSingh at AdrianSingh at
Fri Dec 13 03:34:34 EST 2002


/bin/arch is a ksh script which writes the architecture of the computer it's running on to standard out
it returns "sun4" for sparc

it should be in the SUNWscpu package 

try `pkgchk SUNWcsu`, perhaps it's been inadvertently deleted or execute permission removed

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-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Norman [mailto:pnorman at]
Sent: 13 December 2002 03:39
To: Todd C. Miller
Cc: sudo-users at
Subject: RE: errors from 'make'


Thanks for your mail and your points within. I have completed the first 'configure' stage and am trying to 'make' the file that I compiled using the gcc compiler which I got off the Solaris 8 companion cd. I have a Makefile and a files in my sudo directory and am trying to run 'make' like this:

# /usr/ccs/bin/make  (since this is not in my 'path')

I then get the following error:

make: fatal error: Execute of /bin/arch failed

Have you any other suggestions?

- Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: Todd C. Miller [mailto:Todd.Miller at]
Sent: 13 December 2002 03:29
To: Paul Norman
Cc: sudo-users at
Subject: Re: errors from 'make' 

I'm not sure exactly what you are doing.  You should have run
things in this order:
 o configure
 o make
 o make install

At what point are you getting this error.  The only thing in the
Makefile that uses arch is the bindist target (which you should not
be using since it is really for my own use only and assumes a
non-standard setup).

 - todd

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