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Re: coreutils-8.13.29-43a9 on Cygwin

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: coreutils-8.13.29-43a9 on Cygwin
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:06:13 -0600
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On 10/08/2011 10:32 AM, Bruno Haible wrote:
On Cygwin 1.7.9:
"make" works. Tests:

* misc/cat-buf hangs. I had to kill the subordinate 'cat' process
   several times. After I killed the test, the gt-cat-buf.ghRp directory
   contained a file 'fifo' which looks like a pipe. But I'm not sure to
   which extent Cygwin FIFOs emulate Unix FIFOs. On the file system I
   see a 130 byte fifo.lnk file.

Cygwin FIFOs are known to be broken. They are a work in progress (Windows provides lousy support for emulating POSIX fifos).

   In any case, I think it would be better to skip this test on Cygwin.

Many test failures...

Yeah, and some of that is due to cygwin-specific patches that I maintain in the cygwin port of coreutils, but haven't yet bothered to isolate and push back upstream. But not my highest priority at the moment, nor has it been a show-stopper for a coreutils release in the past.

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