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Re: [ada, build] Ignore cp -p failures during Ada make install

Mike Stump <> writes:

> On Apr 25, 2014, at 6:41 AM, Rainer Orth <ro@CeBiTec.Uni-Bielefeld.DE> wrote:
>> When trying to install a freshly built gcc 4.9.0 on Solaris 9 and 10, I
>> ran into make install failures when using INSTALL_DATA_DATE:
> Ick, I hate this patch.  You kill error checking for all, on something
> that is important, just because someone didn’t use a proper install
> script.  The proper install script would use enough options to tell it
> to copy all but not the things it cannot… For example, if you actively
> strip acts from the source and then copy, it should not fail.  If it
> does, then it sounds like a bug in cp.

Agreed that this is ugly: ACL support in GNU coreutils has long been a
total mess; no idea if it has improved very recently.

OTOH, error handling for INSTALL_DATA_DATE is already inconsistent: one
instance ignores errors, two others don't, with no apparent reason for
the difference.


Rainer Orth, Center for Biotechnology, Bielefeld University

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