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Re: automake configure script hangs on OSF1...

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: automake configure script hangs on OSF1...
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 15:14:25 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.11

* Ed Hartnett wrote on Fri, Oct 07, 2005 at 03:00:26PM CEST:
> Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> writes:

> > Please keep the automake list copied -- thanks!

> >   eval sh -x `which autoconf` -o /dev/null
> >
> > would have been better.
> This seems to indicate that autom4te hangs. Output attached.

> + eval set $AUTOM4TE --language=autoconf --output=$outfile  $infile 
> + set /home/ed/local/dana/bin/autom4te --language=autoconf --output=/dev/null 
> + : autoconf: running /home/ed/local/dana/bin/autom4te --language=autoconf 
> --output=/dev/null 
> + exec /home/ed/local/dana/bin/autom4te --language=autoconf 
> --output=/dev/null 

> > If it hangs: autom4te is a perl script; you can try adding `--verbose'
> > or running it in the perl debugger, if you know your ways around
> > perl..
> On this machine perl is 5.8.0, which seems reasonably recent. But some
> tools on this machine are very out-of-date, so that may be the
> ultimate source of the problem.

Well, try 
  perl -d /home/ed/local/dana/bin/autom4te --language=autoconf 

and interrupt it to see where it hangs.  `man perldebug' knows how to
use the debugger.


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