bugGNU Core Utilities - Bugs: bug #17908, 'configure' fails because it is...


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bug #17908: 'configure' fails because it is unable to determine how to read the mount table.

Submitter:  Matthew Woehlke <woehlkmp>
Submitted:  Wed 04 Oct 2006 12:43:31 AM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  2 - Minor
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open

Sun 08 Oct 2006 07:57:23 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Thanks for the report.  Considering the affected systems are not mainstream, I'm changing severity to "minor".

Jim Meyering <meyering>
Group administrator
Wed 04 Oct 2006 03:55:03 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Yes, that would be the ideal, but until someone (maybe me, maybe not me) figures that out, is it not better to at least build the rest of coreutils without having to hand-edit configure and Makefile's?

Matthew Woehlke <woehlkmp>
Wed 04 Oct 2006 06:12:43 AM UTC, comment #1: 

It'd be better to port coreutils to the given hosts, wouldn't it?  There must be a way of finding out the currently-mounted file systems.

Paul Eggert <eggert>
Group administrator
Wed 04 Oct 2006 12:43:31 AM UTC, original submission:  

This happens on at least NSK(OSS) and Interix, and there is a FIXME about it. Instead of failing, 'configure' should disable targets (e.g. 'df') that need to read the mount table, perhaps with a big warning message.

Tested with coreutils-6.3

Matthew Woehlke <woehlkmp>


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2006-10-08 meyering Severity3 - Normal 2 - Minor

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