autotools issue maybe someone has a hint

Matthias Andree mandree at
Wed Jun 29 03:29:24 UTC 2011

Am 29.06.2011 00:17, schrieb Olli Hauer:
> Hi maybe someone has a hint for an issue with autotools.
> On a amd64 system I run into the following issue on a port.
> 5 times "$> make clean configure"
>   => 3 times fail
>   => 2 times success
> The interesting part between fail and success on the system self
> and in tinderbox.

Does that mean that running autoconf 2.68 fixes the failures?
If so, it might fix a race present in 2.63.

Else try "make clean ; make configure" to avoid possible races.

Does the port in question set MAKE_JOBS_SAFE, or do you set
FORCE_MAKE_JOBS?  (amd64 is often multicore these days...)

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