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Re: 2.59d on OpenServer

From: Tim Rice
Subject: Re: 2.59d on OpenServer
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2006 10:51:48 -0700 (PDT)

On Sun, 18 Jun 2006, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:

> > It looks like the "at_help_all" variable has 12270 characters in it.
> > The ksh (/usr/bin/posix/sh is a symbolic link to ksh) is blowing up
> > at 4074 characters.
> Does the patch below fix this for you?  It is just a wee bit unfortunate
> because with most shells it causes quadratic initialization time, which
> in practice means something like doubled overhead for Autoconf's
>   ./tests/testsuite --list

While it allows the testsuite to be run.......
ERROR: 269 tests were run,
138 failed (5 expected failures).
16 tests were skipped.

> Cheers,
> Ralf
>       * lib/autotest/general.m4 (AT_CLEANUP): Define `AT_help_all'
>       to append a line to the shell variable `at_help_all'.
>       (AT_INIT): Adjust accordingly, so that variable assignment
>       statement length does overflow OpenServer /usr/bin/posix/sh
>         limits.  Reported by Tim Rice in
> <http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-autoconf/2006-06/msg00013.html>.

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