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Re: (1.5.19) problem compiling screen 4.0.2

On Thu, 11 May 2006, Jonathan C. Allen wrote:

> I get these conftest.exe errors when attempting to build
> screen 4.0.2 on cygwin 1.5.19.  I can't tell if they're a
> real problem or not because configure keeps going until
> hitting the "no tgetent - no screen" error.  This is also
> confusing because I have libncurses installed.
> Has anyone had luck building screen 4.0.2?
> Full log:
> Snip:
> [...]
> configure: checking select...
> configure: checking fifos...
> - your fifos are usable
> rm: cannot remove `conftest.exe': Permission denied

It would seem that the following test is the culprit:

configure:4159: checking fifos...
configure:4242: gcc -o conftest.exe -g -O2   conftest.c  >&5
configure:4245: $? = 0
configure:4247: ./conftest.exe
configure:4250: $? = 0

After this point, conftest.exe cannot be removed.
Looking around line 4167 of screen's configure should show what exact code
has this behavior.  You can then compile it separately and see if you can
reproduce it.  After that, it's a matter of debugging.
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