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Re: [platform-testers] groff 1.23.0.rc3 on AIX

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: Re: [platform-testers] groff 1.23.0.rc3 on AIX
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2023 07:50:44 -0600

Hi Bruno,

First, thanks for your tremendous help with portability testing!

At 2023-03-06T01:32:17+0100, Bruno Haible wrote:
> On AIX 7.2, for a 64-bit build, the environment variable AR needs to be set
> to 'ar -X 64', see
> .
> This is what I have done, and nevertheless the groff build fails:
> $ make
> ...
>   GEN      src/utils/lookbib/lookbib.1
>         make  all-am
>   AR       libdriver.a
> ar: 0707-126 src/libs/libdriver/input.o is not valid with the current object 
> file mode.
>         Use the -X option to specify the desired object mode.

Ah, I saw a possibly related problem on Solaris 10 myself.  On the host
I was using (, I had to build with "AR=gar
PATH=/usr/xpg4/bin:$PATH".  But maybe I wouldn't have needed the $AR
variable if your patch had already been applied.

> This is caused by the line in
> AR=ar
> config.status contains the correct value:
> S["AR"]="ar -X 64"
> The attached patch will fix it.

Thank you!


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