TeX for Debain, can you help!!
> I downloaded web2c-6.1 last night, however I have run into a major
> problem compiling it. Here's the bit that make is echoing to the
> screen when it gives up.
> web2c.h:59: macro `alloca' used without args
> extern void *alloca();
> Myself I cannot see anything wrong with it, but until I can get
> this to compile there will be no TeX. (dvipsk and xdvik compile
> alright). Will upgrading to a more recent version of Debian fix the
> problem (I'am still using a pre 0.80 version, as I spend most of my
> time working on TeX rather than testing out the latest release).
> There was no problem with version 5.815d, but I foolishly deleted
> this from my disk.
Upgrade! Karl Berry is a GNU person so it is *unlikely* that he has
made a blunder this fundamental in the use of GNU CC! It must be
something that has changed in the C library since your version. In
fact you *must* upgrade because Ian (rightly) *requires* all
contributed packages to have been compiled on the newest gcc+library.
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