| I am attempting to build Octave 2.0.9 on a Sun Ultra-2 running
| Solaris 2.0.9. The compiler is gcc version cygnus-2.7-96q4
| The build proceed fairly smoothly until I get down to making the src
| When it tries to make the builtins I get the following:
| /bin/sh: syntax error at line 1: `(' unexpected
| gmake: *** [octave] Error 2
| gmake: *** [src] Error 2
| gmake: *** [all] Error 2
| Apparently the (null) statement near the Xlinker flags is causing a problem
| from what I can tell.
| Has anyone seen this particular problem or have a suggestion of what
| to check and/or modify?
Yes. Look at Makeconf and delete `-Xlinker -R -Xlinker (null)'
wherever it appears then run make again.
I think this problem has been fixed for the next release.