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Re: make check nested variables


On Sat, Oct 27, 2018 at 06:24:51PM +0000, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> mlnl wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >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...

I'd add a simple shell redirection to that.
If it's the terminal/shell issue, why not deny configure a tty and force
it to write to a file?