trouble with C++ preprocessor while compiling

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Fri Sep 24 21:26:52 UTC 2004

On Fri, Sep 24, 2004 at 11:25:31PM +0200, david wrote:

> I'm having some trouble while running the configure script included in
> most sourcecode packages (really big trouble, since I can't compile
> anything), it always shows me the same message:
> configure: error: C++ preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check
> See `config.log' for more details.
> Anyone has experienced the same problem?, sorry if it's an stupid
> question but I'm a newbie.

Perhaps you do not have the development tools installed; they are not
present by default.  Install the package "build-essential".

 - mdz

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