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Re: distcheck fails with autotest: autom4te: cannot open ../../tests/tes

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: distcheck fails with autotest: autom4te: cannot open ../../tests/testsuite.tmp: Permission denied
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2007 22:29:02 +0100
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Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:

> Here's slightly different wording to show that it's a write
> failure that's not diagnosed:

It is not a write failure that is ignored (this would not be bug in the
shell but in the program that produces the output) but the failure to
redirect a compound command.

>   Some versions of GNU Bash do not properly set @samp{$?} when
>   writing the output from a @address@hidden@}} block fails.

It's not restricted to brace groups, it also fails when redirecting any
other compound command (except for the subshell groups).


Andreas Schwab, SuSE Labs, address@hidden
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