#21 File system filling when running configure on HP-UX 11.00

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Greg Stein
Roger Spotts

When trying to run the configure script on a HP-UX 11.00 system /tmp is being filled with a pxdbXXXXXXX file. The last check it runs is:

checking for executable suffix

I've increased the amount of available space up to 500Meg+ and the file keeps growing. Any help would be appreciated.


  • This is a userid specific thing. I have the same problem
    (didn't get the reason for now). If i run configure as root, it works!
    Maybe you've installed a OS Patch that kill's the system.
    BUT i didn't got it running yet ...

    • labels: 100100 --> Build control
  • This is *really* strange! Do you know what program configure is running when it creates the pxdb* file? Can you send the config.log file configure generates?


  • Roger Spotts
    Roger Spotts

    I guessing, but from the looks of it ltconfig is what's running at the time of the file system filling. It creates a group of PXDB files, but one is always huge. Here's a list of /tmp after it fills:

    -rw-rw-rw- 1 root sys 132 Dec 26 09:50 pxdbb05197
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 root sys 0 Dec 26 09:50 pxdbc05197
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 root sys 0 Dec 26 09:50 pxdbd05197
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 root sys 0 Dec 26 09:50 pxdbe05197
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 root sys 0 Dec 26 09:50 pxdbf05197
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 root sys 532953088 Dec 26 09:51 pxdbg05197
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 root sys 0 Dec 26 09:50 pxdbh05197

    Here's a tail of the config.log file. If you need more I'll email the whole file.

    configure:1012: checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld
    configure:1028: checking for BSD-compatible nm
    configure:1064: checking whether ln -s works
    ltconfig:581: checking whether we are using GNU C
    ltconfig:589: cc -E conftest.c
    ltconfig:603: checking for object suffix
    ltconfig:604: cc -c -g conftest.c 1>&5
    ltconfig:629: checking for executable suffix
    ltconfig:630: cc -o conftest -g conftest.c 1>&5
    /usr/ccs/bin/ld: (Warning) At least one PA 2.0 object file (conftest.o) was detected. The linked output may not run on a PA 1.x system

    I am running as root when I run the configure script, unless I change alot of system permissions I can't run it any other way.

  • Greg Stein
    Greg Stein

    • milestone: 100100 --> Platform Specific
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    OK, I have no idea what's going on. Is it normal to build as root on HP-UX systems? Try building as a normal user.

    The build control has changed a fair bit, you may want to try the CVS version of Expat, or wait for the upcoming 1.95.2 release.

  • Greg Stein
    Greg Stein

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    This is a local problem on the system; we don't do anything
    with the pxdb files, nor have I ever heard of such a thing.

    Closing the bug as "works for me"

  • Greg Stein
    Greg Stein

    • status: open --> closed-works-for-me