bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #55307, qthelp-installdir error on cygwin


bug #55307: qthelp-installdir error on cygwin

Submitter:  marco atzeri <matzeri>
Submitted:  Thu 27 Dec 2018 10:21:50 PM UTC
Category:  Configuration and Build System Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Installation Failure
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  * Closed
Release:  * 5.0.0 Operating System:  * Microsoft Windows
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Sun 30 Dec 2018 11:51:29 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Marking as fixed and closing report.

Rik <rik5>
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Fri 28 Dec 2018 11:17:37 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Your change seems the right thing to do.
I pushed it with your credentials here:

Marking as Ready For Test.

Markus Mützel <mmuetzel>
Group administrator
Thu 27 Dec 2018 10:21:50 PM UTC, original submission:  

On cygwin the extra "/" on "//usr" is causing the installation to fail as // is reserved for network connection.

    /usr/bin/install -c -m 644 $f /usr/local/share/octave/6.0.0/m/$base; \
  fi \
/usr/bin/mkdir -p '//usr/local/share/octave/6.0.0/doc'
/usr/bin/mkdir: cannot create directory ‘//usr’: Read-only file system
make[3]: * [Makefile:27331: qthelp-installdir] Error 1

Attached patch to correct the issue.

marco atzeri <matzeri>


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file #45753:  qthelp-installdir.patch added by matzeri (375B - application/octet-stream)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-12-30 rik5 StatusReady For Test Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2018-12-28 mmuetzel StatusNone Ready For Test
    2018-12-27 matzeri Attached File- Added qthelp-installdir.patch, #45753

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