RE: Linux 6.2 install problems

From: Ross Walker <>
Date: Mon 26 Feb 2001 21:39:02 -0000

Dear Troy,

I very much suspect that you are missing a number of header files that are
required for compiling Amber. Specifically, your compilation crashed
because you do not have installed (or it is in the wrong path) the header
file sigcontext.h which is referenced in signal.h. Sigcontext.h is used
for addressing the maths coprocessor functions of the ix86 chip and thus is
required for Amber.

sigcontext.h is part of the glibc development libraries which are not ( as
far as I am aware) installed by the default Redhat 6.2 install. I suggest
you install these development libraries and recompile Amber to see if this
solves your problem. You can get the file here:

Install it as root with the command

rpm -i glibc-devel-2.1.3-15.i386.rpm

I hope this helps.

All the best.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Troy Bothwell []
> Sent: 26 February 2001 22:26
> To: AMBER List
> Subject: Linux 6.2 install problems
> Hello all,
> I have been having trouble compiling AMBER 6.0 on Red Had Linux 6.2 on an
> Intel PII system. I have attached the log file of the install in
> hopes that
> you can help. The main problem occurs at the very end of the file.
> Thanks,
> Troy Bothwell
> University of Nebraska Lincoln
Received on Mon Feb 26 2001 - 13:39:02 PST
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