help with installing Grep-2.4.2

Matthias Benkmann matthias at
Fri Oct 26 16:05:15 PDT 2001

On 26 Oct 2001, at 22:50, superh superh wrote:

> No i am sorry but i tried that and it still can back with the same errors

You certainly mistyped (this can happen several times in a row, so even if 
you tried multiple times it's a possibility). If you really did export 
CPPFLAGS correctly, then there would be no re_max_failures in your source 
files and there could in no conceivable way be an error message about it. 
There has to be a typo to blame. Maybe you forgot the "2" at the end or 
the "-D" after the "=". Wipe the source tree ("make distclean" is NOT 
enough), unpack again and try it again. Don't forget the "export". Don't 
forget the "2" at the end, don't forget the 
"-D". Don't type any spaces or tabs around the "=". Make sure you typed 
re_max_failures correctly (that's "failureS", not just "failure"). Double-
check the output of


It positively has to work. Cut'n'paste from the book is the best way of 
course. If necessary, use a text editor to extract the section to a file 
and make it executable.


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