compile and install bugs on irix

Alexandre Oliva oliva@dcc.unicamp.br
Wed Jun 30 23:15:00 GMT 1999


On Jun 23, 1999, Jeffrey A Law <law@cygnus.com> wrote:

>   In message < orzp1r1h8o.fsf@saci.lsd.dcc.unicamp.br >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
problem?

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