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Re: [PATCH] Ignore errors from ./run on w32.

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Ignore errors from ./run on w32.
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 22:43:37 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

Hi Eric,

* Eric Blake wrote on Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 10:33:33PM CET:
> Another w32 oddity (tested on cygwin, but probably also present on
> mingw) is that with administrator privileges, you can rename and
> delete files into a read- only directory, even though you can't
> directly create one there.  As such, test 122 was failing for me
> (config.status is able to unexpectedly create var-file in a temp
> directory, then move it to the read-only `.').  This patch skips the
> test if this root-like ability is present (which in turn probably
> fixes the problems that others reported when running the testsuite as
> root on a system with traditional Unix semantics).

I suppose then you did not see
in which I was asking you about this?  There is another proposed patch
in there, how about that one?

> I noticed that I couldn't do:
> some_test || AT_CHECK()
> since AT_CHECK() expands to "statements;" rather than "{ statements; }".  
> Should we make AT_CHECK an inlineable statement group?

Sounds good to me.


> From: Eric Blake <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 14:28:54 -0700
> Subject: [PATCH] Ignore tests that require read-only directories under root.
> no-write portion if user has root-like privileges.

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