Need Help with C Compiler Error in AIX 5.3 During GnuPG Build

Rey Abeleda reynaldo.abeleda at
Tue Sep 24 08:07:21 CEST 2019

Hi Werner,

You hit the nail on the head.

Looks like CFLAGS was indeed set by another script that is run automatically after login. After ensuring that script is not run. The compile error I was experience went away.

Thanks very much for your help.


Reynaldo Abeleda
Senior Analyst, Engineer
Oracle Financials | Superannuation - Retail & Corporate | Wealth Technology
National Australia Bank

-----Original Message-----
From: Werner Koch [mailto:wk at]
Sent: Tuesday, 24 September 2019 1:52 AM
To: Rey Abeleda via Gnupg-users
Cc: Rey Abeleda
Subject: Re: Need Help with C Compiler Error in AIX 5.3 During GnuPG Build

On Mon, 23 Sep 2019 02:36, gnupg-users at said:

> configure:3554: error: C compiler cannot create executables

configure does an early test to see whether your C compiler works.  This is done to detect crippled compilers delivered on some systems.  Seems not the case here, though.

> configure:3505: cc $(INCLUDE_FLAGS) -U__STR__ -DAIXRIOS -DNLS_ASIA
> -DORE -D_BSD -DRIOS -qro -O -DAFSTUBS conftest.c >&5
> cc: 1501-228 (W) input file $(INCLUDE_FLAGS) not found

... $(INCLUDE_FLAGS) looks like a make macro and definitely does not belong here.  Check whether you have set any of CFLAGS, CPPFLAGS, LDFLAGS set in your environment or whether the envvar CC specifies these flags.  It is also possible that cc is shell script or other wrapper which invokes the real CC; check for uncommon things in your PATH.



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