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Re: [Bug-gnulib] utime.c patch for the !HAVE_UTIMES_NULL case

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] utime.c patch for the !HAVE_UTIMES_NULL case
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 22:41:04 +0200

James Youngman <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 09, 2003 at 08:31:28PM +0200, Jim Meyering wrote:
>> I found a reference to Sequent Dynix (maybe 4.x?), which
>> I think was based on BSD 4.2.
>> Fri 18 Oct 1991 23:29:24  Jim Meyering  (meyering at wombat)
>>         * configure: fixed test to detect sequent's strange interpretation
>>         of utime(file, NULL).
>> As far as I know Dynix isn't in use anymore.
> It's still in use.  I even still have access to such a machine.
> Naturally I use GNU tools on it because the native ones are
> uninspiring.  It wouldn't bother me personally if GNU dropped support
> for Dynix, however.

Thanks for pointing that out.
If they do the right thing now for `utime (file, NULL)'
then we don't need to worry about it.

Would you please see what you get in config.cache
if you run ./configure --cache=config.cache for e.g., any
coreutils or fileutils release?

If it contains this line,


then it might be safe finally to remove the old work-around code.

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