[Python-Dev] configure error: "rm: conftest.dSYM: is a directory"
ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Tue Apr 22 17:47:53 CEST 2008
On 5 Apr, 2008, at 21:17, skip at pobox.com wrote:
> I just noticed this error message during configure:
> checking whether gcc accepts -Olimit 1500... no
> checking whether gcc supports ParseTuple __format__... no
> checking whether pthreads are available without options... yes
> checking whether g++ also accepts flags for thread support... no
> checking for ANSI C header files... rm: conftest.dSYM: is a
> rm: conftest.dSYM: is a directory
> checking for sys/types.h... yes
> checking for sys/stat.h... yes
> checking for stdlib.h... yes
> checking for string.h... yes
> Note the "rm: conftest.dSYM: is a directory". This occurred a few
> during the configure process. Didn't cause it to conk out, but is
I've looked into this issue. It is harmless and caused by an
AC_TRY_RUN and gcc on leopard.
Gcc generates '.dSYM' directories when linking with debugging enabled.
directories contain detached debugging information (see man dsymutil).
AC_TRY_RUN tries to remove 'conftest.*' using rm, without the -r flag.
The end result
is an error message during configure and a 'config.dSYM' turd.
AFAIK this not easily fixed without changing the definition of
AC_TRY_RUN, at least not
without crude hacks.
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