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Re: Cygwin and config.nice

From: Max Bowsher <maxb1_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2006-06-12 19:05:10 CEST

Malcolm Rowe wrote:
> Hi Max,
>
> In r19919 (currently proposed for backport to 1.4.x), you reverted the
> config.nice hack that you introduced in r13115, which added 'eval' at
> the start of the config.nice command line to ensure the file could be
> rewritten by configure.

'exec', not 'eval'.

> As far as I can see, the hack is no longer required on Cygwin (at least,
> the reversion doesn't seem to break anything), but I'm not aware how to
> reproduce the original problem, so I can't be sure.
>
> Could you confirm why you reverted the hack?

Because it now does it a better way.

Instead of exec-ing configure, in order to get the config.nice file
closed before configure tries to re-write it, now configure moves the
old config.nice aside and writes a new one.

This has the benefit that the path to configure doesn't get made
absolute, thus constraining the use of the config.nice file to the
particular current directory.

Max.

Received on Mon Jun 12 19:06:06 2006

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