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RE: 1.5.10: expr + configure failure + testcase (also on 1.5.11-1)

Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 09:54:29PM -0400, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
> >The surprise is that the error message:
> >"configure: error: invalid package name: extra-includes"
> >is produced at time 29722848 by bash 2624 (the main script 
> pid).  This
> >is BEFORE the second expr is exec'ed.  This occurs only at time
> >29725911 by a forked child 2656 of 2624 Following the output of the
> >error message, 2624 proceeds to fork 2384, which apparently does
> >nothing.  2624 then waits for 2656 and 2384 and exits.
> >
> >In other words the control flow seems to be seriously screwed up.  It
> >may be linked to the pid reuse problem in bash, but I know 
> very little
> >about it.  Looking at the full trace available from Peter may help.

I forgot I had that trace and accidentally deleted it. However, creating
a new one is not difficult, so one is available at:

This one is created with "strace -o ..." as suggested by Igor.

> I was thinking the same thing but AFAIK, ash doesn't have the pid
> recycling problem.

Don't know where ash comes into play, the script is executed by bash. I
must have missed some other test case...


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