setting EMACS_PORT_NAME=emacs22 forks make infinitely at the port
evenson at panix.com
Tue May 23 12:03:33 PDT 2006
Jay Sachs wrote:
>> Number: 37596
>> Category: ports
>> Synopsis: EMACS_PORT_NAME=xemacs21 forks make infinitely when installing other ports
When setting EMACS_PORT_NAME=emacs22 (The new Emacs has some nice new
features esp. wrt. Lisp development) on the command line or in
/etc/make.conf, the ports mechanism forks infinitely at the port
registration step. Eventually this forking stops when the recursion
limit is reached, but gosh does it take a long time on a slow machine.
Or even a fast machine for that matter.
This seems to be identical to the symptom that was fixed with
ports/37596, and I don't really understand why it would be returning.
Maybe it is from some other cause?
This is happening on freshly supped ports trees under RELENG_6_1 on
several machines (two new, one quite old that has been nursed along over
the years since 2001), using portupgrade -ras to keep ports in sync with
The recursively invoked make(1)s look like this from a ps:
root 86542 8.4 0.4 1284 1136 p3 S+ 8:54PM 0:00.28 make
CHILD_DEPENDS=yes PARENT_CHECKED= package-depends-list
The empty PARENT_CHECKED is suspicious, but when I run manually with a
value, it still forks forever.
Am I using the EMACS_PORT_NAME variable correctly? (i.e. its not a
forbidden user knob like USE_XXX)
Can I help provide more information?
Should I reopen the bug report or start a new one?
Thanks for the help.
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