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From:
James E Keenan via RT
Date:
September 18, 2013 23:17
Subject:
[perl #18514] Perl 5.8 compilation error on AIX 4.3.3
Message ID:
rt-3.6.HEAD-1873-1379546208-1456.18514-15-0@perl.org
On Fri Nov 25 08:22:59 2011, hmbrand wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Nov 2011 12:35:16 +0000, Nicholas Clark <nick@ccl4.org>
> wrote:
> 
> > [bother, did this in the web interface and forgot to Cc the list. RT
> will
> > get two copies.]
> >
> > On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 07:30:47PM -0800, James E Keenan via RT
> wrote:
> > > On Tue Apr 01 04:27:10 2003, rlcross wrote:
> > > > [jhi - Tue Jan 21 14:21:00 2003]:
> > > >
> > > > > Hi, have you been able to try with newer compilers?
> > > >
> > >
> > > Does anyone have recent experience compiling a supported version
> of Perl
> > > on AIX?
> >
> > Current perl (and 5.8.0 for that matter) builds on AIX on the system
> I have
> > access to with both xlc and cc_r. The system I have access to
> doesn't have a
> > working gcc, so I can't verify that.
> 
> http://doc.procura.nl/smoke/aix5300/511/gcc/mktest.rpt
> 
> Automated smoke report for 5.15.5 patch
> a71d67b1d7150f1f3bd4d28cacf3c4780463bcb6 v5.15.5-159-ga71d67b
> i3: PPC_POWER5 (PPC/1 cpu)
>     on        AIX - 5.3.0.0/ML09
>     using     gcc -maix32 version 4.2.4
>     smoketime 21 hours 18 minutes (average 1 hour 46 minutes)
> 
> Summary: FAIL(F)
> 
> O = OK  F = Failure(s), extended report at the bottom
> X = Failure(s) under TEST but not under harness
> ? = still running or test results not (yet) available
> Build failures during:       - = unknown or N/A
> c = Configure, m = make, M = make (after miniperl), t = make test-prep
> 
> v5.15.5-159-ga71d67b  Configuration (common) -Dcc=gcc
> ----------- ---------------------------------------------------------
> O O O O O O
> O O O O O O -Duse64bitint
> O O O O O O -Duse64bitall
> O O O F O F -Duseithreads
> O O O O O O -Duseithreads -Duse64bitint
> O O O O O O -Duseithreads -Duse64bitall
> | | | | | +- LC_ALL = EN_US.UTF-8 -DDEBUGGING
> | | | | +--- PERLIO = perlio -DDEBUGGING
> | | | +----- PERLIO = stdio  -DDEBUGGING
> | | +------- LC_ALL = EN_US.UTF-8
> | +--------- PERLIO = perlio
> +----------- PERLIO = stdio
> 
> Locally applied patches:
>     uncommitted-changes
>     SMOKEa71d67b1d7150f1f3bd4d28cacf3c4780463bcb6
> 
> > My initial guess that it might be failure to detect netdb.h is
> unlikely to
> > be correct - preventing its inclusion generates a spew of errors
> from xlc
> > about "The indirection operator cannot be applied to a pointer to an
> > incomplete struct or union." (due to missing structure definitions)
> >
> > The bug report is also lacking in sufficient information to make a
> useful
> > guess as to what the problem is. The tail of the failed make shows
> only
> > *warnings*, not errors. With neither the actual errors nor the
> contents of
> > config.sh (or at least, output of running ./myconfig) it's
> impossible to
> > proceed. Hence I've marked the ticket as stalled.
> >
> > Nicholas Clark
> 
> 

This ticket about a 5.8 compilation error on AIX was originally filed
eleven years ago.  Is there any reason why we need to keep it open?

Thank you very much.
Jim Keenan


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