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Re: Cygwin and config.nice

From: Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-svn-dev_at_farside.org.uk>
Date: 2006-06-13 15:52:47 CEST

On Mon, Jun 12, 2006 at 06:05:10PM +0100, Max Bowsher wrote:
> Malcolm Rowe wrote:
> > 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.
>

Ah, thanks for explaining that - I hadn't noticed that it moved the
old config.nice out the way first (and that also explains the failure
I found - I used a config.nice generated by r19919 with a pre-19919 tree).

Do you think we should add a comment to document the reason that we're
moving the old config.nice out of the way first? It's not immediately
obvious that we're doing it to appease Cygwin.

Also, should we add .config.nice.old to svn:ignore?

Regards,
Malcolm

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