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From Michael Felt <>
Subject Re: problem with build on AIX 6.1
Date Tue, 06 Oct 2009 20:53:36 GMT
Michael Felt wrote:
> Rainer Jung wrote:
>> On 06.10.2009 21:22, Jeff Trawick wrote:
>>>     michael@x054:[/data/prj/http-2.2.14.bad/srclib/apr/build]grep -c 
>>> aix
>>>     *.m4 | grep -v :0
>>>     apr_hints.m4:5
>>>     libtool.m4:53
>>>     ltdl.m4:2
>>>     Most of these are in the form:
>>>         aix[[4-9]]*)
>>>     I saw a few aix5 ones, no aix6 specific ones. So you may have a 
>>> good
>>>     starting point.
>>>     in aclocal.m4 for libtool.m4 I did not find a specific aix6) switch
>>>     (also the aix[[4-9]]* format.
>>>     regading the new libtool - is it enough to jst run ./buildconf - 
>>> are
>>>     there extra arguments I should be giving? Is there any logged 
>>> output.
>>> should be; confirm by looking in configure to see if the new stuff 
>>> is in
>>> there
>> I just checked the latest libtool 1.x (1.5.26) which only has aix[4-9]
>> patterns, nothing aix5 specific. Another source of trouble could be
>> autoconf (e.g. config.guess) and automake. Recent versions (2.64 resp.
>> 1.10.2) seem to respect AIX 6 in their script.
>> I don't have an AIX system at hand at the moment, but last time I build
>> on AIX 6.1 I was astonished, that they used .a as a suffix for shared
>> libs. They have two types of shared libs, depending on when symbol
>> resolution is done.
>> My notes tell me, that at that time I changed the contents of libtool in
>> the following way:
>> hardcode_action=immediate -> hardcode_action=relink
>> hardcode_direct=yes       -> hardcode_direct=no
>> hardcode_minus_L=no       -> hardcode_minus_L=yes
>> I don't remember whether that was actually necessary.
>> Regards,
>> Rainer
> I had autoconf 2.63 installed (I believe buildconf wanted at least 
> 2.50). Automake I do not have installed, so I'll install that and try 
> again.
> Step 1 - unpack the archive again, and run buildconf. I'll capture the 
> output to nohup.out - and check in a configure (directory) for 
> additional logs.
> I have a POWER4 (AIX 6.1) and and POWER5 (with ivm and partitions, AIX 
> 6.1 and AIX 5.3) so I can test several setups in parallel. Just 
> provide simple instructions. the libtool people seem to have put great 
> effort into aix5 and ia64. And a lot of the code seems to be gcc 
> related. I'll look into getting two partitions (5.3 and 6.1) with a 
> gcc compiler and see how things run.
> I know the xlC v7 compiler is oldish (withdrawn from support 30-09-09) 
> but it is what I have.
> Suggestions welcome!
> btw: I believe AIX documentation says they use .so for shared objects, 
> but also support .a as a shared object archive. And of course, the 
> docs I found are on my other computer - that I cannot access at the 
> moment. As I get further I'll be working on a FAQ for 
> (I am webmaster there, and I am working on this 
> build for that portal.) btw - my other goal is to build a binary 
> distrubtion for AIX and publish it via
michael@x054:[/data/prj]diff http*14/build http*14.bad/build
Only in http-2.2.14.bad/build:
Only in http-2.2.14.bad/build:
Common subdirectories: httpd-2.2.14/build/pkg and http-2.2.14.bad/build/pkg
Common subdirectories: httpd-2.2.14/build/rpm and http-2.2.14.bad/build/rpm
Only in http-2.2.14.bad/build:
Common subdirectories: httpd-2.2.14/build/win32 and 

michael@x054:[/data/prj]ls -l http*14*/configure
-rwxr-xr-x    1 michael  www          654523 Oct 05 20:38 
-rwxr-xr-x    1 michael  www          654523 Oct 06 20:50 

So, the configure file are the same, but having automake installed seems 
to influenced the contents of the build directory at least.
Next, the configure.log

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