This file ("ftp.math.rwth-aachen.de:/pub/gap/README.problems")
describes possible solutions to various problems which might occur
while installing GAP 3.4 Patchlevel 1. Please send any further
questions to "Gap-Trouble@Math.RWTH-Aachen.DE".
Table of Contents
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*Problem 1: ibm pc, ms-dos, share libraries
Problem 2: dec alpha, osf1, gap
Problem 3: dec alpha, osf1, xgap
*Problem 4: any unix, anu sq
Problem 1: ibm pc, ms-dos, share libraries
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'RequirePackage' reports "Error, share library is not installed" but
I have installed the corresponding share library in "gap3r4p0/pkg".
Solution
This problem is fixed in Patchlevel 1.
Problem 2: dec alpha, osf1, gap
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My compiled version of GAP does not run correctly on a DEC Alpha.
Solution
The version of GASMAN, the GAP storage mananger, used for GAP 3.4 is
not 64bit safe. In order to use GAP on a DEC Alpha you have to
translate a DEC Ultrix executable using mx. A translated executable
can be found in
"ftp.math.rwth-aachen.de:/pub/gap/bin/bin3r4p0-dec-alpha-osf1.zoo".
Problem 3: dec alpha, osf1, xgap
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I cannot compile XGAP on a DEC Alpha because make reports "Don't
know how to make xcmds.c. Stop." but "xcmds.c" is there.
I cannot compile XGAP because there is no target for DEC Alpha in
the makefile.
Solution
The first problem is due to a bug in "unzoo". Either touch all
files after extracting them or use gnumake. The following command
will compile XGAP
make xgap CC=cc CFLAGS="-I/usr/include -O -DSYS_HAS_UNISTD \
-DSYS_HAS_STDARG" LDFLAGS=" -L/usr/lib"
Alternatively you can get XGAP from our ftp server. An executable
can be found in
"ftp.math.rwth-aachen.de:/pub/gap/bin/xgap1r2-dec-alpha-osf1.zoo".
Problem 4: any unix, anu sq
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I can compile the ANU Sq but the linker complains about a missing
'_RunTime'.
Solution
This problem is fixed in Patchlevel 1.