hi ben,

thanks for the reply =)

> Have you tried doing this with this environment as well?
>
>     setenv CFLAGS "-I/usr/local"
>
> Cause it looks like that -I/usr/local isn't being used as part of the
> build parameters here:

<snip>

honestly, no i had't as the 'rest' of the build seemed to be picking-up libs 
from the /usr/local/tree ...

that said, a good idea.

towit,

repeating, but now with:

    setenv CFLAGS "-I/usr/local"

added  ...

'make' still fails, but there's a change ...

...
gcc -fno-common -I/usr/local  -fno-common -pipe -fno-common 
-DREADLINE_21_OR_LATER  -I. -I../.. -I../../. -I../.././ext/readline 
-DHAVE_READLINE_READLINE_H -DHAVE_READLINE_HISTORY_H -I/usr/local -c readline.c
readline.c: In function 'filename_completion_proc_call':
readline.c:646: error: 'filename_completion_function' undeclared (first use in 
this function)
readline.c:646: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
readline.c:646: error: for each function it appears in.)
readline.c:646: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
readline.c: In function 'username_completion_proc_call':
readline.c:673: error: 'username_completion_function' undeclared (first use in 
this function)
readline.c:673: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
{standard input}:351:non-relocatable subtraction expression, "_mReadline" minus 
"L00000000007$pb"
{standard input}:351:symbol: "_mReadline" can't be undefined in a subtraction 
expression
{standard input}:350:non-relocatable subtraction expression, "_mReadline" minus 
"L00000000007$pb"
{standard input}:350:symbol: "_mReadline" can't be undefined in a subtraction 
expression
{standard input}:331:non-relocatable subtraction expression, "_mReadline" minus 
"L00000000007$pb"
{standard input}:331:symbol: "_mReadline" can't be undefined in a subtraction 
expression
{standard input}:330:non-relocatable subtraction expression, "_mReadline" minus 
"L00000000007$pb"
{standard input}:330:symbol: "_mReadline" can't be undefined in a subtraction 
expression
{standard input}:304:non-relocatable subtraction expression, "_mReadline" minus 
"L00000000006$pb"
{standard input}:304:symbol: "_mReadline" can't be undefined in a subtraction 
expression
{standard input}:303:non-relocatable subtraction expression, "_mReadline" minus 
"L00000000006$pb"
{standard input}:303:symbol: "_mReadline" can't be undefined in a subtraction 
expression
{standard input}:276:non-relocatable subtraction expression, "_mReadline" minus 
"L00000000005$pb"
{standard input}:276:symbol: "_mReadline" can't be undefined in a subtraction 
expression
{standard input}:275:non-relocatable subtraction expression, "_mReadline" minus 
"L00000000005$pb"
{standard input}:275:symbol: "_mReadline" can't be undefined in a subtraction 
expression
{standard input}:243:non-relocatable subtraction expression, "_mReadline" minus 
"L00000000004$pb"
{standard input}:243:symbol: "_mReadline" can't be undefined in a subtraction 
expression
{standard input}:242:non-relocatable subtraction expression, "_mReadline" minus 
"L00000000004$pb"
{standard input}:242:symbol: "_mReadline" can't be undefined in a subtraction 
expression
{standard input}:215:non-relocatable subtraction expression, "_mReadline" minus 
"L00000000003$pb"
{standard input}:215:symbol: "_mReadline" can't be undefined in a subtraction 
expression
{standard input}:214:non-relocatable subtraction expression, "_mReadline" minus 
"L00000000003$pb"
{standard input}:214:symbol: "_mReadline" can't be undefined in a subtraction 
expression
make[1]: *** [readline.o] Error 1
make: *** [all] Error 1


this is a new one on me!

thoughts (while i'm off to google ...)?

cheers,

richard