I debugged this problem for a friend at work. gtk12 configure creates
a 'c' program conftest.c which contains the line:
where I don't remember what filename is offhand. Running as root,
the system call hangs forever. Running as a non-priv user, the
touch command fails and system returns (but the return code is
I have to wonder whether or not signals are being dealt with
correctly and the following snippet from system.c:
default: /* parent */
pid = waitpid(pid, &pstat, 0);
} while (pid == -1 && errno == EINTR);
The program did not respond to keyboard kill, quit, or intr
signals either. Backgrounding it and kill -9 did the trick.
Hope the above helps.
> On Tue, Dec 14, 1999 at 05:00:14PM +0100, Pascal Hofstee wrote:
> > I have noticed some weird problems lately when running configure-scripts.
> > E.g. when trying to build the gtk12-port configure just hangs waiting for
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