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Re: M4 1.4.14 on AIX 7.1BETA

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: M4 1.4.14 on AIX 7.1BETA
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 17:14:55 -0600
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On 07/30/2010 05:11 PM, Bruno Haible wrote:
> Other than that:
> About mknod, the logs say:
>   configure:40991: checking whether mknod can create fifo without root 
> privileges
>   configure:41015: xlc -o conftest -g  -D_THREAD_SAFE  conftest.c  >&5
>   configure:41015: $? = 0
>   configure:41015: ./conftest
>   configure:41015: $? = 1
>   configure: program exited with status 1
> You shouldn't be running configure as root; this is dangerous!


Hmm - we could probably beef up that m4 test to default to explicitly
exiting configure if we detect that a superuser was running the test,
with an environment variable required to override and run the test as
root anyway.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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