Configure Failed need red hat install help

Cindy Walsh
Thu Jan 25 16:07:38 2001

Florian Weimer wrote:

> Cindy Walsh <> writes:
> > The .configure failed with the messages:
> >
> > loading cache ./config.cache
> > ./configure: /dev/null: Permission denied
> > ./configure: /dev/null: Permission denied
> And:
> > ls -l /dev/nu*
> > crw-r--r-- 1 root root 1, 3 May 5 1998 /dev/null
> You have to ask your system administrator to make /dev/null
> world-writable. Otherwise, many programs simply won't work.
They have denied the request. Since I have several hosts placed with that company, moving them now is not an option. Is there any on-line documentation specifying the parameters I must configure, and the gcc compiler options that I must provide in order to manually compile and install gnupg? The program will ONLY be run by a Perl script (invoked via Apache web server cgi) so I do not need man pages on-line, etc. The Perl program will encrypt text using the public key of 2 or 3 individuals, and then send the encrypted text by e-mail. Thus, I only need limited capability on the virtual host. The host computer identifies itself as i386-redhat-linux egcs-2.91.66 3/4/99 egcc-1.1.2 release Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.