Various developers have been bitten hard by lame windows AntiVirus products busting their builds. Unfortunately this is something easy enough to miss in the setup instructions (it seems) and wastes a huge amount of time. cf. the developer mailing list archives.
It'd be great to have configure.ac detect and -noisily- warn at the end of its run if you have AV installed and/or enabled.
Some (perhaps) useful code here:
with pointers to that.
The antivirus problem also exists on Mac OSX with Symantec Endpoint Protection. (The Wiki only documents the problem for Windows users).
I was unable to get the correct directories excluded so I have taken to turning off Endpoint Protection during the build. It would be of value to have instructions for some kind of argument to make or variable I could export to skip the tests that trigger Symantec Endpoint Protection when building.
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