GiNaC build error (non-local fct uses anonymous type)

george moudry gmoudry at
Tue May 15 11:45:54 CEST 2001

Hello GiNaC!
I downloaded GiNaC-0.8.3.tar.bz2, but I'm having trouble building it on my 
My computer has SuSE 7.1 with gcc version 2.96 20000731.
Here's the build error:

make[2]: Entering directory `/home/gg/down2/math/GiNaC-0.8.3/ginac' /bin/sh 
../libtool --mode=compile c++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I..   
-I/usr/local/include  -g -O2 -c inifcns.cpp rm -f .libs/inifcns.lo c++ 
-DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -I/usr/local/include -g -O2 -c inifcns.cpp  
-fPIC -DPIC -o .libs/inifcns.lo In file included from inifcns.cpp:31: 
matrix.h:125: non-local function `GiNaC::ex GiNaC::determinant (const 
GiNaC::matrix &, unsigned int = GiNaC::determinant_algo::automatic)' uses 
anonymous type make[2]: *** [inifcns.lo] Error 1 make[2]: Leaving directory 
`/home/gg/down2/math/GiNaC-0.8.3/ginac' make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1 
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/gg/down2/math/GiNaC-0.8.3' make: *** 
[all-recursive-am] Error 2

Thanks for any help,
/george moudry
los angeles

PS. I saw on the website that some people were installing an RPM.
Would you know where to download it from?

PPS. The GiNaC screenshot is incredible! I really did think it crashed my 
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