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Globus 2.4 installation on alpha

Nigel Teow
Occasional Visitor

Globus 2.4 installation on alpha

Am trying to install the GNU tools prior to installing globus 2.4, as outlined in

It stated to install and build GNU software packages (am assuming in sequence):

1) m4 ver 1.4
2) autoconf ver 2.52
3) make ver 3.79
4) tar ver 1.13

Was able to build and install (1) m4 and (2) autoconfig. had placed them in my personal user dir as follows:


when coming to (3) make, had done the following:

1) CC=/bin/cc prefix=/usr/users/james/GNUtools ./configure
2) make
3) make check --> it returned "67 Tests Complete ... No Failures"
4) make install --> this step seems to be the point of issue, below is the output

$make install
Making install in glob
Making install in i18n
files=''; for file in $files; do base=`basename $file`; langdir=/usr/local/share/locale/`echo $base | sed 's/\.mo$//'`/LC_MESSAGES; /bin/sh ../mkinstalldirs $langdir; echo " /usr/local/bin/install -c -m 644 ./$file $langdir/"; /usr/local/bin/install -c -m 644 ./$file $langdir/; done
/usr/local/bin/install -c -m 644 ./ /usr/local/share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES/
/usr/local/bin/install: cannot create regular file `/usr/local/share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES/': (null)
*** Exit 1
*** Exit 1
*** Exit 1

The Exit 1 and Stop seems to indicate the make was not installed.

Any insight/help is appreciated.

Also had found another url ( having another way of installing gtar using RPM. Wondering whether using this other method is fine.

Please advice/suggest if there are other better ways to do it, my understanding is that because tru64 tar doesn't uncompress & untar globus well, so need to use the GNU tar. Welcome any other suggestion to install globus on alpha system.

Thks and with kind regards,

Be focus and keep your eyes on the ball, you will overcome it.
Phillip Brown
Frequent Advisor

Re: Globus 2.4 installation on alpha

/usr/local/bin/install: cannot create regular file

Sounds like you're croaking on that gruesome langdir path before

Try adding a -D to the install command line so that leading directories are created.