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Expect (1.15) ***

This version builds on AIX 5.2.0.0, but it hangs up on the first test, which is a simple spawn of the perl -v command. I have communicated with the author about this problem and am hoping for a resolution.

This is how it hangs up:

make test

PERL_DL_NONLAZY=1 /pcom/perl/perl-5.8.4/bin/perl "-Iblib/lib" "-Iblib/arch" test.pl

1..36

Basic tests...

If you look at test.pl, you'll see that it's hanging up at this line:

my $exp = Expect->spawn("$Perl -v");

I debugged the module and found that it is hanging up at line 124 in
Expect.pm. This is the line of code:

my $errstatus = sysread(STAT_RDR, $errno, 256);

I have seen other complaints about either test failures or hang ups
on bulletin boards. It seems a lot of people are having this problem, and not just on AIX.