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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #51632] make global pkg paths always relative

From: Markus Mützel
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #51632] make global pkg paths always relative to OCTAVE_HOME, no need to pkg rebuild -global when path changes
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2019 05:29:13 -0500 (EST)
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Follow-up Comment #49, bug #51632 (project octave):

The changeset that introduced the short file names in MXE Octave is probably

There is no bug number in the commit message. So I don't know which specific
error(s) should have been addressed by this change. And I can't test whether
this is still necessary. I might not be with the changes to how we use the
Windows file system API. Non-ASCII characters are ok now. If it was spaces in
paths: they can be an issue on all platforms.

But to advance with the original issue: Don't worry about providing
cross-builds. I am cross-building quite irregularly but quite frequently
Could you please check which of the "canonicalize_file_name" calls can be
omitted from your patch? Performance isn't really important for "pkg". But we
try to avoid double checks in other places as well. See also comment #41.


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