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Re: copy-file broken

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: copy-file broken
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2003 08:42:06 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Andre Spiegel <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sat, 2003-08-30 at 16:18, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> I cannot reproduce this with today's CVS HEAD on fencepost.gnu.org
>> which claims to be
>>   Linux fencepost 2.4.20-19.9smp #1 SMP Tue Jul 15 17:04:18 EDT 2003 i686 
>> unknown
>> is it possible that this is some library bug?  Emacs calls `utimes'
>> to set the file's times (see sysdep.c:set_file_times).
> I'm seeing the error with today's HEAD, libc6 2.3.2-2 (debian package),
> doing
>   (copy-file (expand-file-name "~/.emacs") 
>              (expand-file-name "~/new") nil 'keep-time)
> The file ~/new has date 1970-01-01 after this.
> libc6 on fencepost is 2.2.5-11.5, so this might indeed be the reason.
> Simon, could you tell us which version of the C library you've been
> using?

I'm using 2.3.2-4 (debiab unstable).  Sounds like a libc problem.

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