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Re: coreutils-6.2: various runtime problems on Darwin-8.7.0 HFS+ (includ

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: coreutils-6.2: various runtime problems on Darwin-8.7.0 HFS+ (including attachment this time)
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 17:11:14 +0200

mwoehlke <address@hidden> wrote:

> Jim Meyering wrote:
>> mwoehlke <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> address@hidden wrote:
>>>> [let me see if gmane lets me reply to posts]
>>> gmane works great, it's the only way I read this list (and several
>>> others). :-)
>>> btw, thanks for the mails... I just built coreutils on Darwin also, and
>>> had a good number of 'make check' failures.
>>> I am also noticing that
>>> after making coreutils (and some other packages, I think bash was one),
>>> to remove the directory, I have to 'rm -rf coreutils-5.97' as many as
>>> four times before it fully goes away. Odd that just doing it several
>>> times in succession works, though.
>> Now, *that* is interesting.
>> Would you please see if you can reproduce that using an rm binary
>> built from coreutils-6.2?  I couldn't, when using an hfs partition
>> on Darwin 8.7.0.  The core of rm was seriously revamped between
>> coreutils-5.97 and 6.0.
> I plan to, as soon as I get a chance. FYI this was on an NFS mount so
> there might be some weird interaction with the NFS driver... although
> I've built coreutils 5.97 on almost a dozen platforms and Darwin (both
> x86 and PowerPC as I recall) is the only OS that's given me problems.

I was unable to reproduce that.  Tried both NFS and hfs.
If you can, please give details asap.  I expect to release
coreutils-6.3 very soon.

It'd be particularly useful to know how many files it removes
at each iteration.

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