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Re: make check nested variables

mlnl wrote:
>when i compile something in a tmux or rxvt window, sometimes i get:
>$ ./configure
>checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
>checking whether build environment is sane... yes
>checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
>checking for gawk... gawk
>checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
>checking whether make supports nested variables...
>and than it hangs. Then i have to go in a terminal, where it works. My
>question: Why does the check hangs and how can i avoid it?

That's really weird. Are there any particular configure scripts that
show this? What shell are you using?

In terms of debugging it, I'd try using "bash -x ./configure" and see
what that says. Maybe "strace -f -o logfile ./configure" to see what
it's doing. Both will produce a lot of output...

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@xxxxxxxxxx
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