Better get it in so they can look at it before they pull the V5R4 plug!

End of Marketing is 5/27/11 for V5R4. End of support not yet announced
and must be at least 12 months after announcement (I think it was the
LUG that got that breathing space pushed through), but I would expect
the announcement would be this year.

Although vendor issues did slow the adoption of 6.1, so who knows for
sure (good news is if your software supports 6.1 it's most likely A-OK
for 7.1 - YMMV).

Jeff Carey, MSIT, MBA
Senior Technical Support Specialist

SXC Health Solutions, Inc.


COMMON members - Board elections end 5/3/11

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Amos
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 03:14 PM
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: V5R4 version of gmake from 5799PTL failing in recursion.

Hi Mark,

I have not. It is possible that it's an environmental issue. That's why
I wanted to check with the community first. I generally avoid the two
week loss of time proving to IBM it's their problem until I've checked
other alternatives.


On 04/26/2011 03:21 PM, Mark S. Waterbury wrote:
Hi, Mike:

Did you open a problem (PMR) for this issue?

(If no one reports this problem, it will never get fixed.)


> On 4/26/2011 3:16 PM, Mike Amos wrote:
I just installed the V5R4 gmake on my V5R4 system and, now, when I
gmake to recursively descend directories, it fails with

FAILURE: spawnp() with errno = 3021
GMAKE[1]: vfork: The value specified for the argument is not correct.

This did not happen with the V4R5 version of gmake which I replaced.
check for, and did not find, an APAR for this error. Has anyone else
seen this problem? If so, did you find a resolution?

I requested the GNU source from IBM and have not yet received a

As a workaround, I installed the AIX version of GNU gmake in PASE.
are two problems with this,
1. I have to switch back and forth between the two different versions
gamke for different steps in the build process.
2. There is bound to come a situation when I'll have to have the
recursion capabilities in a QShell environment.


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