autotools issue maybe someone has a hint

Olli Hauer ohauer at
Wed Jun 29 22:00:29 UTC 2011

On 2011-06-29 05:29, Matthias Andree wrote:
> 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.

I've tried several things, even this. At last the failure rate was

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

At last it was a simple solution.
philip@ gave the hint that pav@ has found and fixed this already
in the apache20 port.

-LIBTOOLFILES=   configure

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