cannot compute sizeof (struct iaddr *)

Glenn Satchell Glenn.Satchell at
Tue Apr 22 16:17:34 UTC 2008

>Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 17:46:39 +0200
>From: Arjan Hulshoff <arjan.m.hulshoff at>
>To: dhcp-users at
>Subject: cannot compute sizeof (struct iaddr *)
>Hi all,
>I am new to the list and in fact also new to building dhcp from source.
>Unfortunately, I immediately ran into a problem during the ./configure 
>The following error message appears:
>    checking for struct iaddr *... yes
>    checking size of struct iaddr *... configure: error: cannot compute 
>sizeof (struct iaddr *)
>I am trying to build dhcp 4.0.0 on a minimal install of Fedora 8. In the 
>log file I get messages like:
>    configure: failed program was:
>    | /* confdefs.h.  */
>configure: failed program was:
>| /* confdefs.h.  */
>I have tried quiet a few things, but nothing worked. Has anyone an idea 
>what this could be?
Hmm, minimal install - do you have the basic developer tools, such as
gcc, headers, make, and so on? Can you post a few more of the lines
from the log file?


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