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Re: libtool's locking is wrong

From: Robert Boehne
Subject: Re: libtool's locking is wrong
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 08:46:57 -0600

Pavel Cahyna wrote:
> Hello,
> libtool contains this:
>     # Lock this critical section if it is needed
>     # We use this script file to make the link, it avoids creating a new file
>     if test "$need_locks" = yes; then
>       until $run ln "$0" "$lockfile" 2>/dev/null; do
>         $show "Waiting for $lockfile to be removed"
>         sleep 2
>       done
> The ln command fails if the libtool script itself
> and the working directory are on different filesystems.

Why does "ln" fail when the script is on a different filesystem?


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