Subject: Re: 'checking length of command line arguments' configure delays
To: Dick Davies <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/08/2004 12:54:06
On Thu, 8 Apr 2004, Dick Davies wrote:

: checking the maximum length of command line arguments...

[coming from libtool's autoconf fragments, actually]

: It seems to fix the delays for me, it also uses sysctl to give
: an accurate value

For the long term, this should be fixed by submitting a change to libtool's
acinclude.m4, so that packages will begin picking it up.  On *BSD, at least,
sysctl is good enough and can be set up that way in libtool directly.
Libtool's autoconf fragment should be smart enough to know that (and already
has some OS-specific settings of that value built in).

-- Todd Vierling <> <>