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Re: Fwd: AIX failed two tests

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Fwd: AIX failed two tests
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 08:41:13 -0700
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[adding bug-gnulib]

On 02/26/2012 11:54 AM, Michael Felt wrote:
> AIX 5.3 TL 07, vacpp v7 compiler
> CC=
> ./configure --prefix=/opt --mandir=/usr/share/man

> FAIL: test-link (exit: 134)
> ===========================
> test-link.h:139: assertion failed

> FAIL: test-vasprintf-posix (exit: 134)
> ======================================
> test-vasprintf-posix.c:3541: assertion failed

Thanks for the report.  These failures are both in gnulib code, and
gnulib has had quite a few improvements since m4 1.4.16 was released;
perhaps one of these improvements has worked around an AIX issue.
Meanwhile, upstream gnulib documents that AIX 6.1 and newer are
occasionally tested, while AIX 5.1 and newer (including your 5.3) is
rarely tested; I wouldn't be surprised if the problems still persist in
upstream gnulib because your platform is so old.

At any rate, if you are willing to help contribute to gnulib to port to
your platform, we can follow up on the gnulib list on how best to go
about addressing these test failures.  And in the meantime; it's
probably just fine for you to install your just-built m4, in spite of
the test failures, as m4 probably won't tickle those particular bugs.

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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