Subject: Re: New AIX transforms
To: Tim Rightnour <>
From: Peter Schmiedeskamp <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/16/2005 06:04:27
Mea culpa.  It turned out to be a local modification
that I made that was causing some odd shell behavior. 
And that was the cause of the gen-reorder problems.

I'm able to build substantially more software with
pkgsrc on AIX 5.3 now.

I can confirm that I was able to build perl.  I
suppose my next task is to figure out why openssl
breaks, as that seems to be a prerequisite for a bunch
of other software that I want to build...

Thanks again,

--- Tim Rightnour <> wrote:
> On 14-Mar-2005 Peter Schmiedeskamp wrote:
> > Finally, my CONFIG_SHELL=bash line is there to
> > fix/speed up various builds.  In particular,
> building
> > gcc using ksh as the config shell takes several
> times
> > longer than using bash.  The GNU people mention
> this
> > on this page:
> I'm going to try that.  Perhaps it will fix the
> stupid broken c++ configure
> infinate loop.  I had to patch bash to get it to
> compile on AIX4.3.3 though.
> Just FYI, I currently use the following for bulk
> builds on AIX5.1:
> BULK_PREREQ=devel/patch archivers/gzip-base
> devel/libtool-base devel/gettext-lib
>  converters/libiconv textproc/grep
> I will probably end up adding bash in there, and
> setting the config_shell like
> you did.
> ---
> Tim Rightnour <>
> NetBSD: Free multi-architecture OS
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