[tex-live] Installation of TL09 on Debian 5.0.3 failed to begin today

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Thu Sep 17 17:12:12 CEST 2009

Thanks ... that helped.

> + UNAME_RELEASE=2.6.26-2-686
> + UNAME_VERSION='#1 SMP Wed Aug 19 06:06:52 UTC 2009'
> ++ cd /
> ++ LC_ALL=C
> ++ ld --help
> ++ sed -ne '/supported targets:/!d
> 				    s/[ 	][ 	]*/ /g
> 				    s/.*supported targets: *//
> 				    s/ .*//
> 				    p'
> + ld_supported_targets=

Ouch, it seems that you don't have a compiler installed, or something
else very strange is going on.

Can you send me the output of
	ld --help

Karl: It seems that config.guess expects having a compiler installed
by using ld --help and searching for a line:
    ld: supported targets: elf64-x86-64 elf32-i386 a.out-i386-linux pei-i386 pei-x86-64 elf64-l1om elf64-little elf64-big elf32-little elf32-big srec symbolsrec verilog tekhex binary ihex
(output of my ld --help).

If that is true we actually should *PATCH* the config.guess script to
NOT do that.

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>        Vienna University of Technology
Debian Developer <preining at debian.org>                         Debian TeX Group
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