cannot build xemacs-21.1.9 with Cygwin-1.1.0, temacs spins

David Starks-Browning starksb@ebi.ac.uk
Fri Apr 28 06:53:00 GMT 2000


Greetings,

Has anyone managed to build xemacs-21.1.9 with Cygwin-1.1.0 (new net
release)?

I did a full setup of cygwin's "latest" (contents as of yesterday
a.m.) on NT Workstation 4.0 (SP5).

Used it to build & install ncurses-5.0 OOTB.  (As Charles Wilson
reports on < http://cygutils.netpedia.net/V1.1/ncurses-5.0/index.html >,
there was an error message but the installation looks complete.)

Then, building xemacs-21.1.9:

    ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/xemacs-21.1.9
    make

proceeds happily until here:

    ...
    Loading loadhist.el...
    Loading loaddefs.el...
    Loading site-load.el...
    
    Bootstrapping from temacs...
    Purespace usage: 99772 of 1463000 (7% -- 1331k wasted).
    Compiling /home/starksb/src/xemacs-21.1.9/lisp/auto-autoloads.el...

at which point temacs.exe runs indefinitely (well, at least 15 minutes
on a PII-400 w/ 128MB) until killed.  Task Manager reports that
temacs.exe uses 8120K, and this does not grow.

There are no other cygwin processes running (just bash), and real-time
anti-virus protection is disabled.  CYGWIN is not set and mounts are
binmode (defaults).  I even tried cygwin1-20000426.dll, but no change.

I'm inclined to wait for xemacs-21.1.10, due soon I believe, and try
again then.  (Unless someone has an idea what to look for, in which
case I'll provide more details, like cygcheck & strace, if that's
thought to be useful here.)

Thanks to both teams for your fine efforts.

Kind regards,
David

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