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Re: GNU Make on AIX 7.2

From: Dmitry Goncharov
Subject: Re: GNU Make on AIX 7.2
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2023 22:06:26 -0500

On Tue, Jan 17, 2023 at 3:14 AM Bruno Haible <bruno@clisp.org> wrote:
> On AIX 7.2, in 64-bit mode, with the environment variables settings
>   CC="xlc -q64 -qthreaded -qtls";
>   CXX="xlC -q64 -qthreaded -qtls";
>   AR="ar -X 64";
>   NM="nm -X 64 -B";
>   export CC CXX AR NM
> (with which I build many GNU packages successfully), I get 20 test failures:
> * 16 failures in category 'features/archives'.
>   Error message:
>     /home/haible/make- invalid option -- X
>     Usage: make [options] [target] ...
>     Options:
>     ...
>   Apparently the value of ${AR} or the value of ${NM} is being decomposed, and
>   the -X option, meant for the 'ar' or the 'nm' program, is being passed to
>   'make'.

Thanks for your report.

> * 1 failure in category 'features/include'.
>   The command 'touch -a test.foo' is being printed twice, not just once.
>   This could be a bug in the AIX exec* functions, which don't properly
>   separate the stdout and stderr of the parent process and child process
>   in some situations. (I had seen this many years ago, in AIX 4 or AIX 5.)
> * 3 failures in category 'features/output-sync'.
>   Error message is "timeout after 10 seconds".

Neither of these reproduces for me on aix 7.1 on powerpc.

regards, Dmitry

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