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Re: [bug-gettext] gettxt `configure` hangs @ "checking for work

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [bug-gettext] gettxt `configure` hangs @ "checking for working sleep... " ?
Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 23:17:09 +0200
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> I'm building gettext- on 
>       uname -a
>               Linux jenl.devtest.loc 3.7.10-1.16-desktop #1 SMP
>               PREEMPT Fri May 31 20:21:23 UTC 2013 (97c14ba) x86_64
>               x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> ...
>       checking for working sleep... 
> and just sits there, interminably.  Ctrl-C breaks out without issue.

It is executing the configure test from gnulib/m4/sleep.m4, which just
exercises a bit of waiting and signal handling (fully POSIX compliant).

I would guess that the culprit is the 'PREEMPT' kernel that you were using.


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