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Re: Autoconf 2.55 "make install" failure on Solaris 9 (sparc)

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Autoconf 2.55 "make install" failure on Solaris 9 (sparc)
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 13:03:21 -0800

> From: Akim Demaille <address@hidden>
> User-Agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.2 (i386-pc-linux-gnu)
> I don't know
> how to fix this issue cleanly.  Maybe move-if-change should preserve
> the destination rights?

I don't think that'd be wise; there needs to be some way for
move-if-change to handle the case where the permissions are supposed
to change.

> Maybe instead of `mv old new' we should `cat old >new'?

I'd rather use a scheme that preserves the last-modified date.

Perhaps the simplest is to just remember which files need to be
executable, and chmod +x them after retrieving them.

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