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Zeromq don't want to compile

asked 2013-04-20 19:40:24 -0500

AndreWin gravatar image

updated 2013-04-20 21:00:15 -0500

Hello everybody! I want to use iPython notebook unstead of Sage Notebook. I found at article "Using sage in the new ipython notebook" (February 10, 2013). I try:

andrei@andrei-notebook ~/sage-5.8 $ ./sage -i zeromq
Attempting to download package zeromq
>>> Checking online list of optional packages.
>>> Found zeromq-2.2.0.p0
>>> Downloading zeromq-2.2.0.p0.spkg.
Extracting package /home/andrei/sage-5.8/spkg/optional/zeromq-2.2.0.p0.spkg
-rw-r--r-- 1 andrei andrei 1722611 ???.  21 09:13 /home/andrei/sage-5.8/spkg/optional/zeromq-2.2.0.p0.spkg
Finished extraction
Host system:
Linux andrei-notebook 3.5.0-22-generic #34-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jan 8 21:41:11 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
C compiler: gcc
C compiler version:
Using built-in specs.
Target: i686-pc-linux-gnu
Configured with: ../src/configure --prefix=/var/lib/buildbot/build/sage/arando-1/arando_binary/build/sage-5.8/local --with-local-prefix=/var/lib/buildbot/build/sage/arando-1/arando_binary/build/sage-5.8/local --with-gmp=/var/lib/buildbot/build/sage/arando-1/arando_binary/build/sage-5.8/local --with-mpfr=/var/lib/buildbot/build/sage/arando-1/arando_binary/build/sage-5.8/local --with-mpc=/var/lib/buildbot/build/sage/arando-1/arando_binary/build/sage-5.8/local --with-system-zlib --disable-multilib  
Thread model: posix
gcc version 4.6.3 (GCC) 
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking how to create a ustar tar archive... gnutar
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking for suffix of executables... 
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
checking for gcc option to accept ISO C99... -std=gnu99
checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... yes
checking whether g++ accepts -g... yes
checking dependency style of g++... gcc3
checking whether gcc -std=gnu99 and cc understand -c and -o together... yes
checking for a sed that does not truncate output... /bin/sed
checking for gawk... (cached) gawk
checking for xmlto... no
checking for asciidoc... no
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking how to print strings... printf
checking for a sed that does not truncate output... (cached) /bin/sed
checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /bin/grep
checking for egrep... /bin/grep -E
checking for fgrep... /bin/grep -F
checking for ld used by gcc -std=gnu99... ld
checking if the linker (ld) is GNU ld... yes
checking for BSD- or MS-compatible name lister (nm)... /usr/bin/nm -B
checking the ...
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The "configure: WARNING: alloca.h: present but cannot be compiled" sounds like there is something wrong with your toolchain. Maybe try to compile our own copy of gcc? ("sage -f gcc")

Volker Braun gravatar imageVolker Braun ( 2013-04-20 22:44:26 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-05-02 01:39:41 -0500

Volker Braun gravatar image

I made a new spkg for the current zeromq, our spkg has been a bit outdated. Presumably this will fix your bug. Can you try and post your results to Trac ticket #14518

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answered 2013-04-21 05:04:47 -0500

undy gravatar image

Hallo, I am having exactly the same problem. Compiling gcc 4.7.2 (sage -f gcc) did not help, unfortunately.

$ uname -a Linux undy-VII 3.5.0-27-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Mon Mar 25 19:58:17 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

$ sage -version Sage Version 5.8, Release Date: 2013-03-15

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answered 2013-04-23 05:31:38 -0500

undy gravatar image

updated 2013-04-23 05:33:17 -0500


I had the same problem as you. I finally installed zeromq in the way I have described here.

Hope it works for you too!

(please let me know... I am curious)

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answered 2013-04-25 22:40:34 -0500

I'd also like to see this solved since it prevents me from installing the sagecell package...

Cheers, Christian

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[This]( is the answer undy was referring to.

fidbc gravatar imagefidbc ( 2013-04-26 03:08:38 -0500 )edit

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