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I am trying to install util-linux. In the INSTALL file, it says to edit MCONFIG. Does anyone know what I am suppose to be editing in there? Out of curiosity, ...
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    Post Needing some help installing util-linux


    I am trying to install util-linux.

    In the INSTALL file, it says to edit MCONFIG.

    Does anyone know what I am suppose to be editing in there?

    Out of curiosity, I bypassed the step as I thought maybe it was optional, but I got an error and confirmed editing MCONFIG is mandatory:

    make[1]: Entering directory `/home/n/Desktop/util-linux-2.9i/lib'
    gcc -c -I../lib -pipe -O3 -m486 -fomit-frame-pointer err.c -o err.o
    cc1: error: unrecognized command line option "-m486"
    make[1]: *** [err.o] Error 1
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/n/Desktop/util-linux-2.9i/lib'
    make: *** [all] Error 1
    I don't understand what that means.

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    Do you have a reason to compile util-linux from source?
    a) version 2.9 is old
    b) util-linux is quite essential

    It should already be installed.
    Check with your package tools:
    rpm -qa |grep util-linux
    or
    dpkg -l |grep util-linux
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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