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bug#10466: MSYS problem with redirects

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: bug#10466: MSYS problem with redirects
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 13:20:49 +0100

tags 10466 + patch
severity 10466 minor

On 01/16/2012 12:40 PM, Peter Rosin wrote:
> Sorry for the delay.
Ditto here :-)

> Stefano Lattarini skrev 2012-01-09 20:32:
>> On 01/09/2012 12:29 PM, Peter Rosin wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>> parallel-tests-fd-redirect.test fails on MSYS, and I think
>>> the cause is that the write (9, ...) simply doesn't work for
>>> MinGW programs (baz.exe and qux.test.exe).  It works for the
>>> shell scripts (foo.sh and bar) since /bin/sh is an MSYS
>>> program and thus is a lot more POSIXy.  But redirecting from
>>> the MinGW world to the MSYS world in this manner is simply
>>> not possible, I think.  I think that will only work for
>>> fd 0,1 and 2 (but I'm not 100% sure).
The attached patch should take care of the issue.  Can you confirm
this is actually the case, before I push it?


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