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Re: 5.0alpha: tests/test1.sub is unportable

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: 5.0alpha: tests/test1.sub is unportable
Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2018 22:54:38 -0400
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On 9/8/18 4:51 AM, Christian Weisgerber wrote:
> I'm not sure what the new tests/test1.sub in bash 5.0alpha is
> intended to test, but it fails on OpenBSD because /dev/fd/* are
> actual character devices there, so test -p /dev/fd/6 will always
> be unsuccessful.

Interesting. OpenBSD appears to be somewhat of an outlier here. Since
file descriptor 6 is open for writing to a FIFO, one would expect that
a stat on /dev/fd/6 would return information about the open file
descriptor instead of useless information about the special device
itself. I guess we'll have to define DEV_FD_STAT_BROKEN for OpenBSD.
You can do it yourself with --enable-dev-fd-stat-broken.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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