compile and install bugs on irix
Wed Jun 30 23:15:00 GMT 1999
On Jun 23, 1999, Jeffrey A Law <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> In message < email@example.com >you write:
>> Moreover, we could stop building install-info, since we don't (appear
>> to) use it, or start to use it instead of wasting CPU cycles on a
>> useless build.
> As you know, the plan is to totally zap the whole texinfo tree after
> gcc-2.95. Until then I want to make the absolute minimal changes
> necessary to this stuff.
I didn't know it, but that's really good to know :-)
> What I do not understand (I did not follow the whole thread) is why other
> folks are not having this problem. What is different about the particular
> system that's choking on libz right now?
IRIX 6's libz.so (AKA libiflPNG) depends on libCsup, but libCsup won't
be linked in at run-time, so `makeinfo' just crashes. I've met this
problem myself, and since then I renamed /usr/lib32/libz.so to
/usr/lib32/libz-disabled.so. I had thought it was just something
broken in my local installation, but now I see I'm not alone.
And then, since we don't need that feature at all, why should we
bother to test it and try to use it, potentially running into a known
Alexandre Oliva http://www.dcc.unicamp.br/~oliva IC-Unicamp, Bra[sz]il
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