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Re: libtool awfully slow on MacOSX?

From: Tim Van Holder
Subject: Re: libtool awfully slow on MacOSX?
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 17:25:08 +0200

> libtool is taking 30-40s to execute on my 366MHz iBook running Mac OS X,
> compared with approx. 2s on my 166MHz x86 running Linux, and I'm pretty
> sure it was even quicker still on my iBook when *that* was running Linux,
> so:
> Is it just me & mine, or is there some reason libtool is very slow on
> Mac OS X?

It might be due to the fact that OS X' /bin/sh is zsh, while Linux uses
bash.  There have been reports of zsh having terrible performance with
the autoconf test suite, so that may be your problem here as well.
Try setting SHELL to point to bash.

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