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Re: configure: error: ... list of mounted file systems

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: configure: error: ... list of mounted file systems
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 20:01:42 +0100

Matthew Woehlke <address@hidden> wrote:
> Paul Gilmartin wrote:
>> Hello, bug-coreutils,
>> coreutils-6.7/configure is failing on z/OS v1r7:
>> [snip]
>> checking for listmntent... no
>> checking for getmntinfo... no
>> checking for BEOS mounted file system support functions... no
>> checking whether it is possible to resort to fread on /etc/mnttab... no
>> configure: error: could not determine how to read list of mounted file 
>> systems
>> Any suggestion for circumventing this?  I really only want to build
>> md5sum.
> On the last at-least-two platforms (NSK and Interix) where I have had to
> fix configure so this was a non-fatal error (note: you will also have to
> fix Makefile to not build things like du that need the fs list), I just
> edited configure to make this test non-fatal. Look for 'could not
> determine ...' and change the script to remove the exit's when this happens.
> Can we please get this fixed, someone? We're up to at-least-three
> platforms this affects.

As for Interix, this has been discussed before:


The author of that patch (Cc'd) was put off by the hassle of having to
file copyright assignment papers for each project he might contribute to,
so hasn't filed any.  I tried to see if there's an alternative (asked
address@hidden back in Feb, 2005), but it appears I didn't receive a reply.

For NSK and zOS, it'd be great if people who care about those systems
would submit similar patches -- and agree to assign copyright, of course.

So far, I don't think it's worthwhile to kludge up the code so that it
doesn't build the affected tools -- but if someone sends in a complete
patch to implement that, I'd probably apply it.

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