autoconf bug and rt.jar compilation (Re: [kaffe] Very slow 'configure')

Kiyo Inaba inaba at
Thu May 22 07:54:01 PDT 2003

Hi Dalibor,

> could you send me a patch for FAQ.Known-Bugs describing the symptoms and the
> workaround?

I am not sure whether we can call it bug or not, but anyway do you want
to have something I attached to this mail?


diff -ur kaffe-snap-030515.orig/FAQ/FAQ.Known-Bugs kaffe-snap-030515/FAQ/FAQ.Known-Bugs
--- kaffe-snap-030515.orig/FAQ/FAQ.Known-Bugs	Tue May  6 02:33:38 2003
+++ kaffe-snap-030515/FAQ/FAQ.Known-Bugs	Thu May 22 23:29:35 2003
@@ -124,3 +124,7 @@
 * kaffeh leaves incomplete output files around if it bails because it cannot
   find the class file.
+* 'configure' may take long time on systems like NetBSD. It looks stopping
+  eternally to check maximum length of command line arguments. This is a
+  bug of autoconf, and current workaround is to be patient (drinking coffe
+  or going to bed) or use 'bash' rather than 'sh' distributed with the os.

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