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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Severe side effects of makebearoff

From: Jim Segrave
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Severe side effects of makebearoff
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 16:28:21 +0100
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On Thu 28 Nov 2002 (16:18 +0100), Holger wrote:
> At 09:09 28.11.2002 +0100, Jim Segrave wrote:
> >On Wed 27 Nov 2002 (22:56 +0100), Holger wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> 
> >> There is a severe problem with makebearoff under Windows that probably
> >> causes wrong creations of the bearoff database.
> >> 
> >> When started it returns after about a second (depending on the computer
> >> speed) and unblocks the shell. In case it's used without a pipe temp.db is
> >> then only a few 10k small.
> >> But the program is still running happily in the background!
> >> I stumbled over this when I tried to delete the temp file. I could not,
> >> because of access permissions. Under Win95! So much for M$ error messages.
> >> Well, the file was still open and in use.
> >> I confirmed that makebearoff was still running with WinTop.
> >> 
> >> This makes an automatic generation of br1.c impossible, because
> >> makebearoff1 just takes part of the database as input since makebearoff is
> >> still not done. (Maybe you're lucky if you're on a fast machine.)
> >
> >Your make is starting parallel processes. That's not wrong, but in
> >this case it can have the effect you've seen. Something like this
> >should fix it:
> No, this is not caused by make. I've run makebearoff/1 manually from a DOS
> box. It returns, but keeps running. Really.

I'm very glad I'm running Unix then.

Nonetheless, using '&&' should force makebearoff to finish before
makebearoff1 can start.

Jim Segrave           address@hidden

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