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Re: [patch] Keep executability of config.status-ed files

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: [patch] Keep executability of config.status-ed files
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 12:00:28 -0600 (CST)

On Wed, 10 Dec 2003, Akim Demaille wrote:

>  > On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 17:55:04 +0100, Eric Sunshine wrote:
>  > ...
>  >> At the very least, it would be a good idea to
>  >> only use "ls -ld" after checking that such usage is valid (i.e. ensure
>  >> that "ls -ld" actually works, and works as intended on the target 
> platform).
>  > As the possible 'keep executable' feature would be dependent upon by the
>  > package there is no way to make it optional according to the host platform.
>  > OK, I give up, I see the only chance as 'chmod +x' in AC_CONFIG_COMMANDS.
>  > I consider this as a long-lasting pain of autoconf.
> How about cp FILE and then perform the transformation from
>'s contents to (>) FILE?

Good idea, but it will fail if is read-only.

Bob Friesenhahn

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