Subject: Building system in xterm versus regular console: two different
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From: walt <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/20/2006 14:46:13
I confess I don't even know what questions to ask in my current

For the past two days I've been struggling to define my problem,
and I've finally discovered something I just don't understand.

I've discovered that doing a ' build' fails in two
completely different ways, depending on whether I try it from
an xterm window or from a regular (pseudo-terminal) console.

If I start an X session and do:
# cd /usr/src
# sh build
then the build fails in the same spot every time in
/usr/src/gnu/dist/texinfo during the 'configure' phase when
checking if integer-division-by-zero raises a SIGFPE signal.
The test run by 'configure' just hangs forever, consuming all
the CPU cycles until I kill the test.

I can duplicate the problem just by doing this from an xterm:
# cd /usr/src/gnu/dis/texinfo
# ./configure [this hangs forever]

On the other hand, if do the build from a regular
pseudo-terminal, I see the same failure that was discussed
in the -current mail-list today and was supposed to be fixed
by Christos's commit to share/mk/, but wasn't fixed.

Any ideas?