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Re: Autotest: make test dir writable before removing

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Autotest: make test dir writable before removing
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 12:08:02 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.11

Hi Paul,

* Paul Eggert wrote on Mon, Oct 03, 2005 at 09:41:04PM CEST:
> Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> writes:
> > Erm, the setup of the test directories (testsuite.dir/NNN) is pretty
> > irrelevant _before_ the test run: it is supposed to be erased.
> I was worried about the case where it wasn't erased, and where the
> test contained a symlink to /usr/bin or something like that.

Argh, `chmod -R' follows symlinks-to-files on some systems.
(Does it also descend symlinks-to-directories on some, by the way?)

> Admittedly I'm waving my hands a bit here; I don't know exactly what
> I'm worried about.

Nono, that's fine -- it should not change anything outside the test dir.

> Here are some other problems with that patch.
> First, there are two other instances of the problem in general.m4:
>       rm -f -r "$at_suite_dir" "$at_suite_log"
>         $at_debug_p || rm -f -r $at_group_dir
> Second, chmod u+w doesn't suffice for recursive removals.  You would
> need at least chmod u+rwx.  The 'r' is needed so that rm can read the
> directory to find out what its subfiles are.  The 'x' is needed so
> that rm can search the directory to remove its subfiles.

Thanks.  Updated patch below.  Please take a look from a portability POV
(I'm not really sure whether the use of `find' is really safe like this).

Cheers, and thanks to Stepan, too,

        * lib/autotest/general.m4 (AT_INIT): Take care to ensure
        writability before all removals of test dirs; do not descend
        symlinks, change only directories.

Index: lib/autotest/general.m4
RCS file: /cvsroot/autoconf/autoconf/lib/autotest/general.m4,v
retrieving revision 1.192
diff -u -r1.192 general.m4
--- lib/autotest/general.m4     3 Oct 2005 10:44:01 -0000       1.192
+++ lib/autotest/general.m4     4 Oct 2005 08:54:03 -0000
@@ -276,6 +276,8 @@
     --clean | -c )
+       test -d "$at_suite_dir" &&
+         find "$at_suite_dir" -type l -prune -o -type d -exec chmod u+rwx \{\} 
        rm -f -r "$at_suite_dir" "$at_suite_log"
        exit 0
@@ -669,7 +671,8 @@
       # Create a fresh directory for the next test group, and enter.
-      test -d $at_group_dir && chmod -R u+w $at_group_dir
+      test -d $at_group_dir &&
+       find $at_group_dir -type l -prune -o -type d -exec chmod u+rwx \{\} \;
       rm -f -r $at_group_dir
       mkdir $at_group_dir ||
        AS_ERROR([cannot create $at_group_dir])
@@ -763,7 +766,11 @@
          echo "$at_log_msg" >&AS_MESSAGE_LOG_FD
          # Cleanup the group directory, unless the user wants the files.
-         $at_debug_p || rm -f -r $at_group_dir
+         if $at_debug_p; then :; else
+           test -d $at_group_dir &&
+             find $at_group_dir -type l -prune -o -type d -exec chmod u+rwx 
\{\} \;
+           rm -f -r $at_group_dir
+         fi
          # Upon failure, include the log into the testsuite's global

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