syntax error at -e line 3, near "while" syntax error at -e line 7, near "}" when doing make export in security/nss/lib/cryptohi

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 325148

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RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 325148
12 years ago
12 years ago

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(Reporter: romaxa, Unassigned)

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12 years ago
uname -a
Linux romaxa-sr 2.6.16-1-686-smp #2 SMP Thu May 4 18:28:53 UTC 2006 i686 GNU/Linux

make -v
GNU Make 3.81

perl -v

This is perl, v5.8.8 built for i486-linux-gnu-thread-multi

sh is a symlink to bash

bash --version
GNU bash, version 3.1.14(1)-release (i486-pc-linux-gnu)

When I try to build mozilla, I get 
syntax error at -e line 3, near "while"
syntax error at -e line 7, near "}"
during the export pass over nss.

I removed the @ from the perl -e line as in:
--- ../mozilla-cvs-20060615.13.45/security/coreconf/rules.mk    2006-06-19 18:04:12.000000000 +0300
+++ security/coreconf/rules.mk  2006-06-19 21:22:25.940133488 +0300
@@ -876,3 +876,3 @@
 .DEFAULT:
-       @perl -e '                                                            \
+       perl -e '                                                            \
            open(MD, "< $(DEPENDENCIES)");                                    \

I get the following output when i run make export:
romaxa@romaxa-sr:/home/work/xulrunner/mozilla-cvs-20060613/security/nss/lib/cryptohi$ make export
perl -e '                                                            \
            open(MD, "< Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md");                                    \
            while (<MD>) {                                                    \
                if (m@ \.*/*Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md @) {                                           \
                    $found = 1;                                              \
                    last;                                                     \
                }                                                             \
            }                                                                 \
            if ($found) {                                                    \
                print "Removing stale dependency Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md from Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md\n";  \
                seek(MD, 0, 0);                                               \
                $tmpname = "Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/fix.md" . $$;                        \
                open(TMD, "> " . $tmpname);                                  \
                while (<MD>) {                                                \
                    s@ \.*/*Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md @ @;                                           \
                    if (!print TMD "$_") {                                   \
                        unlink(($tmpname));                                  \
                        exit(1);                                              \
                    }                                                         \
                }                                                             \
                close(TMD);                                                   \
                if (!rename($tmpname, "Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md")) {                  \
                    unlink(($tmpname));                                      \
                }                                                             \
            } elsif ("Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md" ne "Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md") {                             \
                print "make: *** No rule to make target Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md.  Stop.\n";     \
                exit(1);                                                      \
            }'
syntax error at -e line 3, near "while"
syntax error at -e line 7, near "}"
Execution of -e aborted due to compilation errors.

We don't quite understand the cause.

the following seem to show the same behavior:
romaxa@romaxa-sr:/home/work/xulrunner/mozilla-cvs-20060613/security/nss/lib/cryptohi$ perl -e '
            open(MD, "< Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md");
            while (<MD>) {
                if (m@ \.*/*Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md @) {
                    $found = 1;
                    last;
                }
            }
            if ($found) {
                print "Removing stale dependency Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md from Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md\n";
                seek(MD, 0, 0);
                $tmpname = "Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/fix.md" . $$;
                open(TMD, "> " . $tmpname);
                while (<MD>) {
                    s@ \.*/*Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md @ @;
                    if (!print TMD "$_") {
                        unlink(($tmpname));
                        exit(1);
                    }
                }
                close(TMD);
                if (!rename($tmpname, "Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md")) {
                    unlink(($tmpname));
                }
            } elsif ("Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md" ne "Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md") {
                print "make: *** No rule to make target Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md.  Stop.\n";
                exit(1);
            }'
romaxa@romaxa-sr:/home/work/xulrunner/mozilla-cvs-20060613/security/nss/lib/cryptohi$ perl -e '                                                            \
            open(MD, "< Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md");                                    \
            while (<MD>) {                                                    \
                if (m@ \.*/*Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md @) {                                           \
                    $found = 1;                                              \
                    last;                                                     \
                }                                                             \
            }                                                                 \
            if ($found) {                                                    \
                print "Removing stale dependency Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md from Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md\n";  \
                seek(MD, 0, 0);                                               \
                $tmpname = "Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/fix.md" . $$;                        \
                open(TMD, "> " . $tmpname);                                  \
                while (<MD>) {                                                \
                    s@ \.*/*Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md @ @;                                           \
                    if (!print TMD "$_") {                                   \
                        unlink(($tmpname));                                  \
                        exit(1);                                              \
                    }                                                         \
                }                                                             \
                close(TMD);                                                   \
                if (!rename($tmpname, "Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md")) {                  \
                    unlink(($tmpname));                                      \
                }                                                             \
            } elsif ("Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md" ne "Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md") {                             \
                print "make: *** No rule to make target Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_DBG.OBJ/.md.  Stop.\n";     \
                exit(1);                                                      \
            }'
syntax error at -e line 3, near "while"
syntax error at -e line 7, near "}"
Execution of -e aborted due to compilation errors.

applying this change seems to make the problem go away, although we don't claim to understand why:

--- ../../../../../mozilla-cvs-20060615.13.45/security/coreconf/rules.mk        2006-06-19 18:04:12.000000000 +0300
+++ ../../../../security/coreconf/rules.mk      2006-06-19 21:52:03.785859856 +0300
@@ -876,3 +876,3 @@
 .DEFAULT:
-       @perl -e '                                                            \
+       @`perl -e '                                                            \
            open(MD, "< $(DEPENDENCIES)");                                    \
@@ -903,3 +903,3 @@
                exit(1);                                                      \
-           }'
+           }'`
 endif

Comment 1

12 years ago

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 325148 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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