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Jonathan, Sandor, thanks for the report and the proposed fix. I've
commited it to eventlog git tree.
On Thu, 2012-03-01 at 13:03 -0600, Jonathan Kaufman wrote:
> Thank you very much.
> Just in case anyone else is working on Aix 7.1 builds of Syslog-NG here is
> what worked (or didn't) for me.
> 1. Update to the LATEST version of IBM VisualAge C/C++, I couldn't
> get it to compile until I updated to the 2012 patch set (I was at the early
> 2011 patch set) for V11
> 2. There were also a few Aix APARs that would have affected
> compiling code dealing with the assembler or whatnot. I sidestepped them
> and upgraded to the latest TL and SP (TL1 SP3)
> 3. I couldn't get the bundled libtool that is included with the
> Syslog-NG source to recognize that you can create shared libraries, so I
> couldn't create shared libraries for the modules (that was an issue)
> I "upgraded" the bundled libtool to 2.4.2 which fixed it so I
> could created shared libraries for the modules. The make install didn't
> copy them, so I had to do it manually but at least it works.
> I would expect this isn't the preferred method for fixing this,
> but so far it doesn't seem to have a downside.
> 4. I had the libiconv library from perzl.org loaded for a different
> application, and if Syslog-NG used that either during compile or runtime it
> would coredump. Moral of the story seems to be to use the IBM libiconv
> 5. And lastly Sandor's suggestion. Add the alloca.h include to
> if you are using the IBM VisualAge compiler you may be able to
> use the -ma compiler option. I don't know if it does the same thing, but if
> I used the option (and didn't add it to the source) syslog-ng didn't core.
> I will likely just add it to the source, but thought to mention
> the -ma option *seems* to work just the same.
> Hopefully this will be the last of my instability woes on Aix 7.1 with
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