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Re: No output from $(shell foo) on Tru64

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: No output from $(shell foo) on Tru64
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 13:30:09 -0400

%% Nicolás Lichtmaier <address@hidden> writes:

  >> I'm running GNU Make 3.80 on Tru64 4.0F on an Alpha. I'm
  >> intermittently getting empty values as the result of a $(shell foo)
  >> function call. One 'make' run, the variable gets the value I
  >> expect, which is the output of the command; the next run, the
  >> variable gets an empty value.

  nl> I'm having the same exact problem. The shell function fails 
  nl> intermitently. A curious thing is that if I replace $(shell command ... 
  nl> ) with $(shell trace command ... ) then the problem disappears.

  nl> Have you found a solution? Please tell me if you do find one =)

This sounds like a problem with the Tru64 implementation of signals

I have two suggestions: first, try using the 3.81beta1 release

If that doesn't help, try reconfiguring GNU make with the
--disable-job-server flag and rebuild it, and see if that helps.

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