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Re: Perl ported to Cygwin bug report (-w)
- To: cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
- Subject: Re: Perl ported to Cygwin bug report (-w)
- From: "Soren Andersen" <soren dot andersen at mindspring dot com>
- Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 14:20:52 -0500
- References: <200002171659.LAA17555@fb02.eng00.mindspring.net>
- Reply-to: soren at wonderstorm dot com
On 17 Feb 00, an entity purporting to be Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)
[<email@example.com>] wrote [regarding Re: Perl ported to Cygwin bug report (-w)]
> At 11:59 AM 2/17/00 , Soren Andersen wrote:
> >I am using a Perl that's been ported to Cygwin, I am sure I remember that
> > the prebuilt Win32 (Cygwin) binary i installed was pointed-to from
> >Cygwin's site or an associated site list of port projects. sorry don't
> >have the specific URL.
> >In this Perl, the -w (writable yes|no) file test operator is broken -- it
> >always returns null on any file. [As a consequence I cannot run the
> >important Perl module CPAN.pm to extend Perl conveniently). I am running
> >NT4 sp6.
> >If anyone knows anything about this I'd appreciate hearing from them.
> > soren andersen
> This is probably the age-old bug/issue with permissions. You need to set
> permissions "across-the-board" (i.e. --w--w--w-) to get them to show up as
> being set in the default b20.x installation. Set "ntea" in your CYGWIN
> environment variable to remedy this on NT/NTFS drives or, better yet,
> update to a recent snapshot and use "ntsec".
OK, I have done the above -- I set the permissions on .cpan to +w and set
my CYGWIN env thus:
SET CYGWIN=ntea tty notitle
(I didn't have CYGWIN set at all).
It still does not work. Perl doesn't see write permission set on the tree :-(.
> See details about these
> settings and what they do in the mail archives. You can also find
> discussions of the default permission issues there as well (although you
> have to look back quite a bit to find them!;-)) My guess is that this is
> what Perl is having trouble with as well, although I haven't tried it to
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