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Re: testsuite failure on cygwin

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: testsuite failure on cygwin
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 07:09:33 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2010-04-22)

Hi Eric,

* Eric Blake wrote on Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 11:14:42PM CEST:
> It turns out that this line (in both tests):
> gcc -E -dD -o - conftest.c || AS_EXIT([77])
> is not portable to cygwin, where gcc currently compiles ./-.exe rather
> than outputting to stdout.  Do we really need the '-o -' in that command
> line?

No; thanks for fixing it.  The marker comments are paying off in making
our manual suggest more portable examples!  :-)

> And should I be reporting the surprising behavior of creating
> -.exe as a gcc/cygwin bug to the appropriate folks?

I think you should.


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