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Re: open MinGW failure

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: open MinGW failure
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 00:10:31 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Bruno Haible <address@hidden> writes:

>> The relevant code is:
>>   /* Cannot create directory.  */
>>   errno = 0;
>>   ASSERT (func ("nonexist.ent/", O_CREAT | O_RDONLY, 0600) == -1);
>> Open returns 3 for me, and it has created a file 'nonexist.ent'.
> This must be a bug in Wine, then. Please report it.

Yes, already done see my followup post and
http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=21292 in particular.

>> I see there is some code for this in lib/open.c, however it is not used
>> because:
>> /* Define to 1 if open() fails to recognize a trailing slash. */
>> Defining it makes the self-test work, which argues there is a bug in the
>> open.m4 detection code, indeed it is not run at all for MinGW:
>>   case "$host_os" in
>>     mingw* | pw*)
>>       gl_REPLACE_OPEN
>>       ;;
>>     *)
>> A simple fix to the problem is attached.
> Hmm, you and Paolo explained to me on 2009-08-21 that Wine should be
> considered as a platform of its own. But I still don't fully agree. Can
> you first report the bug to the Wine people and come back to patching
> gnulib only if they are not fixing it within two months?

We'll see what happens.  For a rationale for supporting Wine as a
separate platform, see my other post in this thread.

>> I wonder if the code is correct for the 'pw*' system though, it will not
>> trigger the trailing slash test on it.  I don't know what pw* is, and
>> can't test it, so I'll leave that to others.
> 'pw32' is Paul Sokolovsky's "POSIX over Win32" package [1], which was
> developed in 2000-2001 and appears to be abandoned now [2].

Thanks for pointers.


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