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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Planned move to Arch (cygwin issue) ...

From: Karl Waclawek
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Planned move to Arch (cygwin issue) ...
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2003 22:48:37 -0400

> the build mysteriously fail the first of second time, and then it succeed!?
> The `make test` fails in the test suite that perform fs-related thingies.
> I ran a `make install` in any case hoping that those tests were a little
> bit too aggressive, but they weren't. Arch indeed fails during the tagging
> method selection by saying that the file ,,tagging-method cannot be moved
> onto =tagging-method (that exist in the first place). Looking at Cygwin's
> it seems that they use the correct function (MoveFileEx()) in
> my system (XP), so I am running out of options. Is it possible to have
> Arch correctly working on Cygwin?

Look at recent archive messages:
- You have to force use of bash on Cygwin (as sh is ash).
  (I renamed sh to ash and turned sh into a soft link pointing to bash)
- You have to apply Matthias Hoelzls patch for the tagging-method issue
  (it somehow didn't make it into the release)
- There is till a Windows only problem with the fact that for any file
  your total path length must not exceed 260 characters (MAX_PATH)

The steps above should get you going.
make test will still fail at .../hackerlab/tests/unidata-tests,
but the reason seems that the files ,tmp and ,tmp2 have different 
kinds of line breaks, but are otherwise identical (as the test requires)


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