The problem I described just yesterday (here) seems not be to with Valgrind in particular. Today I was trying to build the file(1) utility and mysteriously failed with the same symptoms. So that made me curious.
cd command on my shell
$ $SHELL --version GNU bash, version 3.2.39(1)-release (i486-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
behaves differently when called via
/bin/sh rather than
/bin/bash. In any case, the fact that
cd was failing got me thinking. It obviously had to do with cd itself, so it must be some factor that influences how
CDPATH does just that and in my
.bashrc it was set to
/mnt. So I was giving it a try to
unset CDPATH and suddenly the build would succeed. I’m going to try that with Valgrind later, but given the identical symptoms and the fact that both use automake/autoconf to create the make files, increases the likelihood of this being the problem.
unset CDPATH (or don’t set it in your profile )
I verified it, this is indeed also the problem for Valgrind.