I am working on porting sagemath to fedora, and in a previous work, it was
required to patch sagemath ecl initialization, see
Now, when attempting to generate a request for enhancement in fedora, to
build maxima with ecl support, I found again the
problem, as maxima would dead lock in make check. Probably related to
or at least same symptoms.
The attached patch corrects the problem for me, and allows building maxima
with ecl enabled in fedora.