Problem with Install...
- I succeeded in getting all the way through the compile (hurray!) but there
seems to be something amiss. Can I get some help? I read all the FAQs and
reviewed the archives before asking here. Below I present to you two
sections. 1. SUMMARY and 2. DETAILS.
1. SUMMARY ---------------------
I'm not a unix guru. I'm not admin so I'm building locally. I'm running in
AIX 18.104.22.168 . The "cc" command says "C for AIX Compiler, Version 5". We
have a fairly "tight" admin policy... we don't even have gzip installed. I
had to unzip the files in windoz and re-tar them to move them to unix. The
whole thing seemed to compile ok but it failed partway through the "make
test". The primary problem is most likely the lack of autoconf and my lack
of understanding how to proceed without it.
I *seem* to have a functional copy of vim, but it messes up my colors, and
it'd be nice to know what the "problem" is with the "make test". Also, I'd
like to know how to compile with different options... any help would be
2 DETAILS ----------------------
Here's the steps I took:
1. Re-tarred files in Windoz so I could transfer to Unix. FTP over binary
mode. This produces a bunch of ^M in the files, but FTP in ASCII mode
doesn't work at all for the tar file.
2. Did a chmod 755 on everything cuz I didn't know which files had to be
3. Bunch of ^M in the files. Caused lotsa problems. Wrote a script to
take the ^M out of all files (except for the gif and png files).
4. uncommented "#prefix" in Makefile so it would do a local compile (as per
instructed in usr_90.txt)
5. make wouldn't work. I don't have autoconf.
6. The Makefile says "If you don't have autoconf, use the existing
configure script". But the code doesn't do this automatically so I
attempted to run it. Didn't work. I copyed src/auto/configure up one level
to the src directory. It worked from there. So I ran "configure" from the
src directory. This *seems* to work in that it doesn't blow up.
7. Run "make". *Seems* to work.
8. Run "make test" -- fails partway through. vim actually comes up, but it
fails on one of the tests.
9. The following is the test results in vim
:" Write a single line to test.out to check if testing works at all.
athis is a test^[:w! test.out
:" Create small.vim and tiny.vim empty, create mbyte.vim to skip the test.
:" If +multi_byte feature supported, make mbyte.vim empty.
:if has("multi_byte") | sp another | w! mbyte.vim | q | endif
:" If +eval feature supported quit here, leaving tiny.vim and small.vim
:" Otherwise write small.vim to skip the test.
:if 1 | q! | endif
:" If +windows feature not supported :sp will fail and tiny.vim will be
:" written to skip the test.
Pattern not found: ^STARTTESTj:set ff=unix cpo-=A:.,
10. After exiting vim from the test, the screen stays red with white font
with a blue "VIM" status bar (ie my colors are messed up), and I get this:
diff: test.out: A file or directory in the path name does not exist.
test1 FAILED - Something basic is wrong
make: 1254-004 The error code from the last command is 1.
make: 1254-004 The error code from the last command is 2.
-> (command prompt)
11. I check and the /src/testdir/test.log is basically empty. Note that
other vim features seem to work ie "vim -y" starts a user interface. But
gvim was not created.
I'd like to know if its feasable/practical to do this without autoconf. Any
advice would be appreciated.