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RE: configure: error: ... list of mounted file systems

From: Matthew Woehlke
Subject: RE: configure: error: ... list of mounted file systems
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 08:27:32 -0800

Paul Eggert wrote:
> Matthew Woehlke <address@hidden> writes:
> > Can we please get this fixed, someone?
> Here, the "someone" are the people who are on the affected platforms.
> I can't fix this problem since I lack access to these platforms.  I
> expect Jim Meyering is the same.
> To fix this, we (that is, Jim :-) need a complete, self-contained fix
> that works on the affected platforms, and to do that I'm afraid "we"
> (that is, you :-) will have to come up with it.

Well, the fix that I suggested was "just don't build stuff" (oh, and a
reminder that "shred" is sort-of in the same boat due to lacking
fsync()). You don't need access to the platform, you just need to tweak
configure so it doesn't find fsync() and confirm that that causes e.g.
shred to not be built. 'du', w.r.t. not knowing how to list mounted file
systems, would be handled the same way. None of this involves code
changes; it is all in configure/Makefile (or rather, the things that
make those). I could do it if I ever find time to learn autotools. But
everyone else seems to be opposed to that solution.


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