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Re: `touch' broken on GNU

From: Thomas Schwinge
Subject: Re: `touch' broken on GNU
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 17:45:49 +0200
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On Thu, Jul 20, 2006 at 08:41:02AM -0700, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Thomas Schwinge <tschwinge@gnu.org> writes:
> > Before I start digging deeper: can someone imaging offhand why `touch'
> > broke?
> Thanks for the report.  Which version of 'touch'?  The email didn't
> say.  Is this CVS coreutils or some other version?

Sorry, yes, that's cvs's HEAD, but has also been seen with 5.9x.

> > thomas@leibniz:/var/tmp/coreutils/build $ src/touch foo
> > thomas@leibniz:/var/tmp/coreutils/build $ ls -l foo
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 thomas users 0 Jan  1  1970 foo
> It may be a problem in the Hurd's implementation of futimesat and/or
> futimes.

That may indeed very well be.  People are currently looking into this

> Perhaps you can strace or truss or do whatever the Hurd
> equivalent is



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