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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #36677] canonicalize_file_name: inconsistent b

From: Rik
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #36677] canonicalize_file_name: inconsistent behavior for non-existing files
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 22:07:17 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #6, bug #36677 (project octave):

There was a bit of a miscommunication.  Octave-Forge scripts shouldn't have to
do anything with gnulib.  Octave core needs to implement
canonicalize_file_name consistently and it should be doing this by pulling the
gnulib module.  For some reason ./configure on your system didn't pull the
module as it was supposed to.  This is really a problem with the build system
problem for core Octave.

But, if we can get gnulib working then canonicalize_file_name will definitely
return an empty string.  Thus, the original problem remains.

Maybe you can check the file name to see if it begins with a drive letter and
if it doesn't you can use make_absolute_pathname.


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