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Re: [Patch 1/3] Small DOS issues

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: [Patch 1/3] Small DOS issues
Date: 03 Mar 2002 23:30:37 +0100
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>>>>> "Tim" == Tim Van Holder <address@hidden> writes:

>> | + if LFN=n test -f "$cache_file"; then
>> Nia?  This lacks a documentation in `test' in autoconf.texi, to say
>> the least.  What is this horror?  How come Bash is not smart enough
>> to handle this by itself?

Tim> It's a Win2K issue.  It does not properly detect devices (such as
Tim> the NUL device) if the LFN interrupts are used.  The LFN=n
Tim> disables the use of the LFN API in DJGPP, so this works again.
Tim> This'll just stay local to the DJGPP port - no biggie.


Tim, I'm fine with it, provided you encapsulate this horror into
something of higher level.  Lemme ask a question: why don't you
suggest that we LFN=n;export LFN at the top of configure?  What would
it imply?

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