Author r.david.murray
Recipients mark.dickinson, r.david.murray
Date 2009-12-13.20:53:13
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autoconf tries to open a semaphore (/autoconf) to find out if posix
semaphores are available and working.  On linux, a file 'sem.autoconf'
is left behind in /dev/shm, owned by the user running autoconf.  If any
other user on the system compiles python, the autoconf tests will fail
to open this file (which is rw to the owner only), and the resulting
python will claim that the system has a broken semaphore implementation.
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