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bug#10423: problem with "make check" coreutils-8.14 after build on AIX (

From: Michael Felt
Subject: bug#10423: problem with "make check" coreutils-8.14 after build on AIX (v5.3, xlc v7, ksh as default shell)
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2012 07:59:13 +0100

What should the PATH variable be? Or is it continually changing?

p.s. I notice it ALWAYS fails after the touch/now/owned/by/other (FAIL)
And, I am running this mounted over NVSv4 mount.

I read somewhere that AIX is "notorious" for failing the "version"ing (in
libtool, or configure scripts somewhere if I recall. No idea if this is


On Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 10:52 PM, Jim Meyering <address@hidden> wrote:

> Michael Felt wrote:
> ...
> > Making check in tests
> >       make  check-TESTS
> > help-version: failed test: --version-$VERSION mismatch
> > FAIL: misc/help-version
> Thanks.  While my suggested change was bogus,
> at least the above does hint at the problem.
> It's saying that when it runs say cat --version,
> the version it prints does not match the expected "8.14".
> That is likely to happen if your "make" program fails
> to set PATH as the testing framework requires.
> You may want to install GNU make.
> It won't help us diagnose the underlying problem, but it may well
> solve all of your "make check" failures.

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