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From Michael Felt <>
Subject Re: problem with build on AIX 6.1
Date Tue, 06 Oct 2009 21:24:05 GMT
On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 10:53 PM, Michael Felt <> wrote:

> 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
> http-2.2.14.bad/build/win32
> michael@x054:[/data/prj]ls -l http*14*/configure
> -rwxr-xr-x    1 michael  www          654523 Oct 05 20:38
> http-2.2.14.bad/configure
> -rwxr-xr-x    1 michael  www          654523 Oct 06 20:50
> httpd-2.2.14/configure
> 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
> michael@x054:[/data/prj/httpd-2.2.14]grep "\./configure\[" nohup.conf*
./configure[4131]: ./srclib/apr-util/apu-1-config:  not found
./configure[4147]: ./srclib/apr-util/apu-1-config:  not found
./configure[4148]: ./srclib/apr-util/apu-1-config:  not found
./configure[4149]: ./srclib/apr-util/apu-1-config:  not found
./configure[5725]: ./srclib/apr-util/apu-1-config:  not found
./configure[5863]: 6000-ibm-aix: bad number
./configure[21518]: ./srclib/apr-util/apu-1-config:  not found
./configure[21519]: ./srclib/apr-util/apu-1-config:  not found
michael@x054:[/data/prj/httpd-2.2.14]cd ..
michael@x054:[/data/prj]r ls
ls -l http*14*/config*.log
-rw-------    1 michael  www          361544 Oct 05 21:22
-rw-------    1 michael  www          360251 Oct 06 21:15

The make job seems to proceed, but ends the same as yesterday...
nawk -f /data/prj/httpd-2.2.14/srclib/apr/build/make_exports.awk
/data/prj/httpd-2.2.14/srclib/apr/include/apr_atomic.h /data/pr
l.h /data/prj/httpd-2.2.14/srclib/apr/include/apr_getopt.h
/data/prj/httpd-2.2.14/srclib/apr/include/apr_hash.h /data/prj/htt
ude/apr_network_io.h /data/prj/httpd-2.2.14/srclib/apr/include/apr_poll.h
/data/prj/httpd-2.2.14/srclib/apr/include/apr_portable.h /
/data/prj/httpd-2.2.14/srclib/apr/include/apr_ring.h /data/prj/httpd-2.2.
pr_support.h /data/prj/httpd-2.2.14/srclib/apr/include/apr_tables.h
.h /data/prj/httpd-2.2.14/srclib/apr/include/apr_thread_proc.h
/data/prj/httpd-2.2.14/srclib/apr/include/apr_time.h /data/pr
/data/prj/httpd-2.2.14/srclib/apr/include/apr_want.h > exports.c
-I./include -I/data/prj/httpd-2.2.14/srclib/apr/include/arch/unix
-I./include/arch/unix -I/data/prj/httpd-2.2.14/s
rclib/apr/include/arch/unix -I/data/prj/httpd-2.2.14/srclib/apr/include
export_vars.c | sed -e 's/^\#[^!]*//' | sed -e '/^$/d' >> apr.exp
-I./include -I/data/prj/httpd-2.2.14/srclib/apr/include/arch/unix
-I./include/arch/unix -I/data/prj/httpd-2.2.14/s
rclib/apr/include/arch/unix -I/data/prj/httpd-2.2.14/srclib/apr/include
exports.c | grep "ap_hack_" | sed -e 's/^.*[)]\(.*\);$/\1/' >> apr.exp
-I./include -I/data/prj/httpd-2.2.14/srclib/apr/include/arch/unix
-I./include/arch/unix -I/data/prj/httpd-2.2.14/s
rclib/apr/include/arch/unix -I/data/prj/httpd-2.2.14/srclib/apr/include
export_vars.c | sed -e 's/^\#[^!]*//' | sed -e '/^$/d' >> apr.exp
sed 's,^\(location=\).*$,\1installed,' < apr-1-config > apr-config.out
sed 's,^\(apr_build.*=\).*$,\1/usr/local/apache2/build,' < build/ > build/apr_rules.out
make[3]: Leaving directory `/data/prj/httpd-2.2.14/srclib/apr'
make[2]: Leaving directory `/data/prj/httpd-2.2.14/srclib/apr'
Making all in apr-util
make[2]: Entering directory `/data/prj/httpd-2.2.14/srclib/apr-util'
make[2]: *** No rule to make target `all'.  Stop.
make[2]: Leaving directory `/data/prj/httpd-2.2.14/srclib/apr-util'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/data/prj/httpd-2.2.14/srclib'
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1

In short, the build fails. No clue what is wrong.

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