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Subject Re: [users@httpd] Slow configure process on AIX
Date Mon, 06 Mar 2006 06:01:18 GMT

What about just removing ksh completely from your system, 
and creating a symbolic link called ksh to point to the bash 
shell? Would this work, or would it break your system?


In theory, theory and practice are the same;
In practice they are not. 

On Mon, 6 Mar 2006, Peter Eckel wrote:

> To:
> From: Peter Eckel <>
> Subject: [users@httpd] Slow configure process on AIX
> Hi,
> I am just building Apache httpd 2.2.0 on AIX 5.2. 
> During the first run of configure, I noticed that the 
> configuration process is extremely slow. The most sluggish 
> part is when configure tries to figure out which version 
> of the Berkeley DB is to be used. The tests literally take 
> forever.
> This reminded me of a similar problem I had during the 
> build of gcc on the same system. So I tried the same 
> remedy, and it works well - configure time is down to a 
> fraction of what it was before. The workaround is quite 
> simple: Install bash and make configure use it as its 
> shell:
> --- export CONFIG_SHELL=/usr/local/bin/bash (or wherever 
> your bash is located) ./configure ---
> The reason, as far as I remember, is thet ksh creates lots 
> of temp files which it has to clean up afterwards.
> Hope this helps someone, 
>   Peter.

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