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I'm trying to install vim to $HOME/bin by compiling the sources.

./configure --prefix=$home/bin

seems to work, but when running make I get:

> make
Starting make in the src directory.
If there are problems, cd to the src directory and run make there
cd src && make first
gcc -c -I. -Iproto -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -DFEAT_GUI_GTK  -I/usr/include/gtk-2.0 -I/usr/lib/gtk-2.0/include -I/usr/include/atk-1.0 -I/usr/include/pango-1.0 -I/usr/openwin/include -I/usr/sfw/include -I/usr/sfw/include/freetype2 -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/glib-2.0/include   -g -O2  -I/usr/openwin/include       -o objects/buffer.o buffer.c
In file included from buffer.c:28:
vim.h:41: error: syntax error before ':' token
In file included from os_unix.h:29,
             from vim.h:245,
             from buffer.c:28:
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:251: error: syntax error before "blksize_t"
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:255: error: syntax error before '}' token
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:309: error: syntax error before "blksize_t"
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:310: error: conflicting types for 'st_blocks'
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:252: error: previous declaration of 'st_blocks' was here
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:313: error: syntax error before '}' token
In file included from /opt/local/bin/../lib/gcc/sparc-sun-solaris2.6/3.4.6/include/sys/signal.h:132,
             from /usr/include/signal.h:26,
             from os_unix.h:163,
             from vim.h:245,
             from buffer.c:28:
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:259: error: syntax error before "ctid_t"
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:292: error: syntax error before '}' token
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:294: error: syntax error before '}' token
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:390: error: syntax error before "ctid_t"
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:398: error: conflicting types for '__fault'
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:267: error: previous declaration of '__fault' was here
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:404: error: conflicting types for '__file'
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:273: error: previous declaration of '__file' was here
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:420: error: conflicting types for '__prof'
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:287: error: previous declaration of '__prof' was here
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:424: error: conflicting types for '__rctl'
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:291: error: previous declaration of '__rctl' was here
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:426: error: syntax error before '}' token
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:428: error: syntax error before '}' token
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:432: error: syntax error before "k_siginfo_t"
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:437: error: syntax error before '}' token
In file included from /usr/include/signal.h:26,
             from os_unix.h:163,
             from vim.h:245,
             from buffer.c:28:
/opt/local/bin/../lib/gcc/sparc-sun-solaris2.6/3.4.6/include/sys/signal.h:173: error: syntax error before "siginfo_t"
In file included from os_unix.h:163,
             from vim.h:245,
             from buffer.c:28:
/usr/include/signal.h:111: error: syntax error before "siginfo_t"
/usr/include/signal.h:113: error: syntax error before "siginfo_t"
buffer.c: In function `buflist_new':
buffer.c:1502: error: storage size of 'st' isn't known
buffer.c: In function `buflist_findname':
buffer.c:1989: error: storage size of 'st' isn't known
buffer.c: In function `setfname':
buffer.c:2578: error: storage size of 'st' isn't known
buffer.c: In function `otherfile_buf':
buffer.c:2836: error: storage size of 'st' isn't known
buffer.c: In function `buf_setino':
buffer.c:2874: error: storage size of 'st' isn't known
buffer.c: In function `buf_same_ino':
buffer.c:2894: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
buffer.c:2895: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
*** Error code 1
make: Fatal error: Command failed for target `objects/buffer.o'
Current working directory /home/xluntor/vim72/src
*** Error code 1
make: Fatal error: Command failed for target `first'

How do I fix the make errors? Or is there another way to install vim as non-root?

Thanks in advance

EDIT: I took a look at the google groups link Sarah posted. The "Compiling Vim" page linked from there was for Linux, so the commands doesn't even work on Solars. But it did hint at logging the output of ./configure to a file, so I did that. Here it is:

./configure output removed. New version further down.

Does anyone spot anything critical missing?

EDIT 2: So I downloaded the vim package from sunfreeware. I couldn't just install it, since I don't have root privileges, but I was able to extract the package file. This was the file structure in it:

`-- SMCvim
    `-- reloc
        |-- bin
        |-- doc
        |   `-- vim
        `-- share
            |-- man
            |   `-- man1
            `-- vim
                `-- vim72
                    |-- autoload
                    |   `-- xml
                    |-- colors
                    |-- compiler
                    |-- doc
                    |-- ftplugin
                    |-- indent
                    |-- keymap
                    |-- lang
                    |-- macros
                    |   |-- hanoi
                    |   |-- life
                    |   |-- maze
                    |   `-- urm
                    |-- plugin
                    |-- print
                    |-- spell
                    |-- syntax
                    |-- tools
                    `-- tutor

I moved the three files (vim, vimtutor, xdd) in SMCvim/reloc/bin to $HOME/bin, so now I can finally run $HOME/bin/vim! But where do I put the "share" directory and its content?

EDIT 3: It might also be worth noting that there already exists an install of vim on the system, but it is broken. When I try to run it I get: ld.so.1: vim: fatal: libgtk-1.2.so.0: open failed: No such file or directory "which vim" outputs /opt/local/bin/vim

EDIT 4: Trying to compile this on Solaris 10.

uname -a
SunOS ws005-22 5.10 Generic_141414-10 sun4u sparc SUNW,SPARC-Enterprise

New ./configure output:

./configure --prefix=$home/bin ac_cv_sizeof_int=8 --enable-rubyinterp
configure: loading cache auto/config.cache
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
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... unsupported
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /usr/sfw/bin/ggrep
checking for egrep... /usr/sfw/bin/ggrep -E
checking for library containing strerror... none required
checking for gawk... gawk
checking for strip... strip
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for sys/wait.h that is POSIX.1 compatible... no
configure: checking for buggy tools...
checking for BeOS... no
checking for QNX... no
checking for Darwin (Mac OS X)... no
checking --with-local-dir argument... Defaulting to /usr/local
checking --with-vim-name argument... Defaulting to vim
checking --with-ex-name argument... Defaulting to ex
checking --with-view-name argument... Defaulting to view
checking --with-global-runtime argument... no
checking --with-modified-by argument... no
checking if character set is EBCDIC... no
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checking Ruby version... OK
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checking --enable-xim argument... defaulting to auto
checking --enable-fontset argument... no
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checking --disable-gtktest argument... gtk test enabled
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X GUI selected; xim has been enabled
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checking whether __DATE__ and __TIME__ work... yes
checking elf.h usability... yes
checking elf.h presence... yes
checking for elf.h... yes
checking for main in -lelf... yes
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checking for library containing opendir... none required
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checking sys/time.h usability... yes
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checking unistd.h usability... yes
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checking stropts.h usability... no
checking stropts.h presence... yes
configure: WARNING: stropts.h: present but cannot be compiled
configure: WARNING: stropts.h:     check for missing prerequisite headers?
configure: WARNING: stropts.h: see the Autoconf documentation
configure: WARNING: stropts.h:     section "Present But Cannot Be Compiled"
configure: WARNING: stropts.h: proceeding with the preprocessor's result
configure: WARNING: stropts.h: in the future, the compiler will take precedence
checking for stropts.h... yes
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checking sys/systeminfo.h presence... yes
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checking locale.h usability... yes
checking locale.h presence... yes
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checking sys/stream.h usability... no
checking sys/stream.h presence... yes
configure: WARNING: sys/stream.h: present but cannot be compiled
configure: WARNING: sys/stream.h:     check for missing prerequisite headers?
configure: WARNING: sys/stream.h: see the Autoconf documentation
configure: WARNING: sys/stream.h:     section "Present But Cannot Be Compiled"
configure: WARNING: sys/stream.h: proceeding with the preprocessor's result
configure: WARNING: sys/stream.h: in the future, the compiler will take precedence
checking for sys/stream.h... yes
checking termios.h usability... yes
checking termios.h presence... yes
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checking strings.h usability... yes
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checking if strings.h can be included after string.h... yes
checking whether gcc needs -traditional... no
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checking whether stack_t has an ss_base field... no
checking --with-tlib argument... empty: automatic terminal library selection
checking for tgetent in -lncurses... yes
checking whether we talk terminfo... yes
checking what tgetent() returns for an unknown terminal... zero
checking whether termcap.h contains ospeed... yes
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checking whether tputs() uses outfuntype... no
checking whether sys/select.h and sys/time.h may both be included... yes
checking for /dev/ptc... no
checking for SVR4 ptys... yes
checking for ptyranges... don't know
checking default tty permissions/group... can't determine - assume ptys are world accessable
world
checking return type of signal handlers... void
checking for struct sigcontext... no
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checking for strtod in -lm... yes
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checking --disable-acl argument... no
checking for acl_get_file in -lposix1e... no
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checking for POSIX ACL support... no
checking for Solaris ACL support... yes
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checking --disable-gpm argument... no
checking for gpm... no
checking --disable-sysmouse argument... no
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checking for rename... yes
checking for sysctl... not usable
checking for sysinfo... not usable
checking for sysinfo.mem_unit... no
checking for sysconf... yes
checking size of int... (cached) 8
checking whether memmove handles overlaps... yes
checking for _xpg4_setrunelocale in -lxpg4... no
checking how to create tags... ctags -t
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checking for GCC 3 or later... yes
configure: updating cache auto/config.cache
configure: creating auto/config.status
config.status: creating auto/config.mk
config.status: creating auto/config.h

Make:

make
Starting make in the src directory.
If there are problems, cd to the src directory and run make there
cd src && make first
mkdir objects
CC="gcc -Iproto -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -DFEAT_GUI_GTK  -I/usr/include/gtk-2.0 -I/usr/lib/gtk-2.0/include -I/usr/include/atk-1.0 -I/usr/include/pango-1.0 -I/usr/openwin/include -I/usr/sfw/include -I/usr/sfw/include/freetype2 -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/glib-2.0/include   -I/usr/openwin/include     -I/opt/sfw/lib/ruby/1.6/sparc-solaris2.10 " srcdir=. sh ./osdef.sh
gcc -c -I. -Iproto -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -DFEAT_GUI_GTK  -I/usr/include/gtk-2.0 -I/usr/lib/gtk-2.0/include -I/usr/include/atk-1.0 -I/usr/include/pango-1.0 -I/usr/openwin/include -I/usr/sfw/include -I/usr/sfw/include/freetype2 -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/glib-2.0/include   -g -O2  -I/usr/openwin/include     -I/opt/sfw/lib/ruby/1.6/sparc-solaris2.10  -o objects/buffer.o buffer.c
In file included from os_unix.h:29,
                 from vim.h:245,
                 from buffer.c:28:
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:251: error: syntax error before "blksize_t"
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:255: error: syntax error before '}' token
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:309: error: syntax error before "blksize_t"
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:310: error: conflicting types for 'st_blocks'
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:252: error: previous declaration of 'st_blocks' was here
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:313: error: syntax error before '}' token
In file included from /opt/local/bin/../lib/gcc/sparc-sun-solaris2.6/3.4.6/include/sys/signal.h:132,
                 from /usr/include/signal.h:26,
                 from os_unix.h:163,
                 from vim.h:245,
                 from buffer.c:28:
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:259: error: syntax error before "ctid_t"
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:292: error: syntax error before '}' token
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:294: error: syntax error before '}' token
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:390: error: syntax error before "ctid_t"
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:398: error: conflicting types for '__fault'
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:267: error: previous declaration of '__fault' was here
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:404: error: conflicting types for '__file'
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:273: error: previous declaration of '__file' was here
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:420: error: conflicting types for '__prof'
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:287: error: previous declaration of '__prof' was here
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:424: error: conflicting types for '__rctl'
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:291: error: previous declaration of '__rctl' was here
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:426: error: syntax error before '}' token
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:428: error: syntax error before '}' token
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:432: error: syntax error before "k_siginfo_t"
/usr/include/sys/siginfo.h:437: error: syntax error before '}' token
In file included from /usr/include/signal.h:26,
                 from os_unix.h:163,
                 from vim.h:245,
                 from buffer.c:28:
/opt/local/bin/../lib/gcc/sparc-sun-solaris2.6/3.4.6/include/sys/signal.h:173: error: syntax error before "siginfo_t"
In file included from os_unix.h:163,
                 from vim.h:245,
                 from buffer.c:28:
/usr/include/signal.h:111: error: syntax error before "siginfo_t"
/usr/include/signal.h:113: error: syntax error before "siginfo_t"
buffer.c: In function `buflist_new':
buffer.c:1502: error: storage size of 'st' isn't known
buffer.c: In function `buflist_findname':
buffer.c:1989: error: storage size of 'st' isn't known
buffer.c: In function `setfname':
buffer.c:2578: error: storage size of 'st' isn't known
buffer.c: In function `otherfile_buf':
buffer.c:2836: error: storage size of 'st' isn't known
buffer.c: In function `buf_setino':
buffer.c:2874: error: storage size of 'st' isn't known
buffer.c: In function `buf_same_ino':
buffer.c:2894: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
buffer.c:2895: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
*** Error code 1
make: Fatal error: Command failed for target `objects/buffer.o'
Current working directory /home/xluntor/vim72/src
*** Error code 1
make: Fatal error: Command failed for target `first'
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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Solaris 2.6 is quite old, released in 1997 and no more supported since 2006.

Anyway, why not installing an already compiled binary instead of compiling by yourself ?

http://www.sunfreeware.com/programlist.html#vim ftp://ftp.sunfreeware.com/pub/freeware/sparc/2.6/vim-7.2-sol26-sparc-local.gz You might need to install dependencies first: gtk+-1.2.10, glib-1.2.10 and ncurses.

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I know it's old, but it's what's installed on the computers at work :( Installing that package requires root privileges, does it not? I'd love to install a pre-built binary, if I could find one that installed to $HOME/bin, thus enabling non-root users to install it –  Tobbe Mar 16 '10 at 15:44
    
That's correct, you can't install a package without the required privileges. Why not asking your admin to install vim from Sunfreeware ? –  jlliagre Mar 18 '10 at 0:03
    
I just did, we'll see how it goes. –  Tobbe Mar 18 '10 at 10:21
    
To my great surprise, asking my admin seems to have worked! :D –  Tobbe Mar 18 '10 at 23:01
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For good reasons not technical in nature, I work on a similarly old version of Solaris.

I've gotten many more recent applications built and installed ( including VIM, but I don't have that build script any more ).

The important bit was getting the correct compiler in use. Most of the time this was done by specifying the CC and CXX values to pass to configure.

Here's an example of what I needed in order to get WindowMaker built so I could punt on the slow-and-ugly java-based window manager....

#!/bin/sh
cd WindowMaker-0.92.0
configure --prefix=/usr/local2 --with-x --enable-usermenu CC=c89 CFLAGS="-D__EXTENSIONS__ -I/usr/local2/include" CXX=CC LDFLAGS=-L/usr/local2/lib
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I think part of the problem is that the during the configuration we see this line:

checking size of int... (cached) 0

You could try running ./configure --prefix=$home/bin ac_cv_sizeof_int=4 which should be true for 32 bit systems. This was the problem holding me back just now when I was puzzling over this issue.

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I'm running on a 64bit system, so I set it to 8 instead of 4. But that didn't solve all my problems. Post updated. –  Tobbe Mar 31 '10 at 7:32
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Try checking out this conversation.

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I'm afraid that his error is unrelated :( –  Tobbe Mar 15 '10 at 7:11
    
How about this: groups.google.com/group/vim_use/browse_thread/thread/… –  Sarah Mar 15 '10 at 8:10
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