[cfarm-users] gcc111.fsffrance.org running AIX does not have a symlink to `cc'

Bruno Haible bruno at clisp.org
Thu Oct 12 07:20:58 CEST 2017

> No matter how the cake is cut, our AIX machines (and probably AIX in
> general) need to symlink the default system compiler to `cc'.

No, please do NOT put such a symlink in /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin.

The compilefarm machines are used for portability testing. They should
be as similar as the machines shipped by the respective vendors, so that
testers (e.g. on platform-testers at gnu.org) can report problems with the
installation instructions of the respective packages. An "AIX with
modifications for convenience" box is therefore of lower value than an
unmodified AIX box. (Installing emacs or vim is not a problem here,
because very few configure scripts test for the presence of emacs or vim.)

If someone needs an "AIX with modifications for convenience" environment
he can easily produce such an environment by putting a symlink in their

Btw, Mr. Graff, why are you dealing with this machine? You said that AIX
portability was "nearly useless" to you [1] and that you would log out
of the machine immediately [2].


[1] https://lists.tetaneutral.net/pipermail/cfarm-users/2017-October/000130.html
[2] https://lists.tetaneutral.net/pipermail/cfarm-users/2017-October/000117.html

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