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bug #19619: findutils-4.3.3 does not build on Cygwin

Submitted by:  James Youngman <jay>
Submitted on:  Tue 17 Apr 2007 02:02:18 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Compilation Failure Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Eric Blake <ericb>
Originator Name:  Eric Blake Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  4.3.3 Fixed Release:  4.3.4

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Wed 18 Apr 2007 03:05:09 PM UTC, comment #2: 

As of Apr 18, CVS findutils builds fine on cygwin, but the testsuite still fails due to bug #18414 when run as a user with admin privileges (where access(R_OK) succeeds on any file, regardless of mode).

FAIL: access.new-O3, --- find.out 2007-04-18 08:58:32.353530000 -0600
+++ cmp.out 2007-04-18 08:58:32.369149500 -0600
@@ -1,10 +1,7 @@
 r tmp
-r tmp/0
 r tmp/r
 r tmp/rw
 r tmp/rwx
-r tmp/w
-r tmp/x
 w tmp
 w tmp/rw
 w tmp/rwx

Also, several tests fail when CDPATH contains ., rather than gracefully skipping those tests; contrast the output of two different tests in this snippet:

FAIL: execdir-in-unreadable.new-O3, /home/eblake/findutils/find/testsuite/../find: The current directory is included in the PATH environment variable, which is insecure in combination with the -execdir action of find.  Please remove the current directory from your $PATH (that is, remove "." or leading or trailing colons)
Running /home/eblake/findutils/find/testsuite/find.gnu/execdir-one.exp ...
WARNING:  Cannot perform test as your $PATH environment variable includes a reference to the current directory or a directory name which is not absolute

As those are both testsuite failures (and one already has a separate bug open), and not build failures, this bug is fixed once you release 4.3.4.

Eric Blake <ericb>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue 17 Apr 2007 11:05:54 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I have applied the suggected change to 4.3.x but have no access to a Cygwin system to test this.   Could you verify that the problem is fixed?

James Youngman <jay>
Project Administrator
Tue 17 Apr 2007 02:02:18 PM UTC, original submission:  

Eric Blake writes:

4.3.3 will not build out-of-the-box on cygwin, because it relies on
gnulib's tests, which had a bug at the time you ran gnulib-tool:

make[3]: Entering directory `/home/eblake/findutils-4.3.3-1/build/tests'
gcc  -O2 -pipe    -o test-dirname.exe  test-dirname.o -lintl
undefined reference to `_libintl_gettext'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

This is fixed by making sure that 4.3.4 uses gnulib from Apr 17 or later.

James Youngman <jay>
Project Administrator


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2007-04-21 jay Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
        Fixed ReleaseNone => 4.3.4
    2007-04-18 ericb StatusNeed Info => Fixed
        Originator Name => Eric Blake
    2007-04-17 jay StatusNone => Need Info
        Assigned toNone => ericb

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