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sr #110305: Replace autom4te output file atomically

Submitter:  Remi Attab <rattab>
Submitted:  Mon 07 Sep 2020 06:16:01 PM UTC
 
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  2 - Minor Status:  Done
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed Operating System:  GNU/Linux
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Tue 10 Nov 2020 02:55:10 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Fixed in 1725c947144d9bebfe7817c2c5f0d53d884b1297.

Zack Weinberg <zackw>
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Mon 02 Nov 2020 11:50:07 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Gnulib has a module 'supersede', for atomically superseding an output file. But it's written in C, not Perl. So, probably, it's not useful here?

Bruno Haible <haible>
Mon 07 Sep 2020 06:16:01 PM UTC, original submission:  

This patch comes from debian and was discussed in this thread but never merged:
https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/autoconf-patches/2008-08/msg00032.html

Comments from Zack W.

> I read the thread myself, and I think we should probably do something like this patch, but I see several problems with both versions, and I want to check whether the problem has been obviated by changes to the autom4te infrastructure since 2008.  Please file a bug in savannah for this one, linking to the thread.


Upstream patch triage project: https://git.sr.ht/~rattab/autoconf-upstream

Remi Attab <rattab>

 

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    2020-11-10 zackw StatusNone Done
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    2020-11-01 zackw SummaryUpstream: debian/atomic.patch Replace autom4te output file atomically
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