build problems

Charles S. Wilson
Wed Feb 23 23:52:00 GMT 2000

After updating to Feb 4 cygwin1.dll, I can no longer build many packages
that rely on configure; it seems to have something to do with file
access. Since Corinna pointed out the missing filemode in the open()
call in cygipc, I discovered more missing filemodes in the open() calls
in gdbm. 

Okay, so I added filemode bits to cygipc (I'll upload v1.05 soon) and
was able to build it -- cygipc does not use configure (e.g. autoconf,
etc). However, when I made similar fixes to gdbm, I got the following
errors when I ran configure:

cwilson : belgarion : /usr/local/src/gdbm-1.8.0-1 > ./configure

checking for off_t... yes
checking for st_blksize in struct stat... yes
updating cache ./config.cache
creating ./config.status
creating Makefile
sed: can't read / No such file or directory
creating autoconf.h
cat: / No such file or directory
autoconf.h is unchanged

cwilson : belgarion : /usr/local/src/gdbm-1.8.0-1 >

I've also seen these problems with bash-2.0.3 and make-3.78 -- "sed:
can't read /foo: No such file or directory". Anyway, reverting to the
20000131 cygwin1.dll eliminates these problems. Using the 20000223
cygwin1.dll failed, but for a different reason -- bash got hung while
reading the .dotfiles. Has anyone seen this build/configure problem
before? What's going on?


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