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Re: [PATCH] tools/configure: drop BASH configure variable [and 1 more messages]

On 31.07.2020 15:46, Andrew Cooper wrote:
> On 31/07/2020 14:30, Jan Beulich wrote:
>> On 31.07.2020 15:02, Ian Jackson wrote:
>>> Jan Beulich writes ("Re: [PATCH] tools/configure: drop BASH configure 
>>> variable"):
>>>> On 29.06.2020 14:05, Ian Jackson wrote:
>>>>> Jan Beulich writes ("Re: [PATCH] tools/configure: drop BASH configure 
>>>>> variable"):
>>>>>> On 26.06.2020 19:00, Andrew Cooper wrote:
>>>>>> ... this may or may not take effect on the file system the sources
>>>>>> are stored on.
>>>>> In what circumstances might this not take effect ?
>>>> When the file system is incapable of recording execute permissions?
>>>> It has been a common workaround for this in various projects that
>>>> I've worked with to use $(SHELL) to account for that, so the actual
>>>> permissions from the fs don't matter. (There may be mount options
>>>> to make everything executable on such file systems, but people may
>>>> be hesitant to use them.)
>>> I don't think we support building from sources which have been
>>> unpacked onto such filesystems.  Other projects which might actually
>>> need to build on Windows or something do do this $(SHELL) thing or an
>>> equivalent, but I don't think that's us.
>> It's not unexpected that you think of Windows here, but my thoughts
>> were more towards building from sources on a CD or DVD, where iirc
>> execute permissions also don't exist. The latest when we have
>> out-of-tree builds fully working, this ought to be something that
>> people should be able to do, imo. (Even without out-of-tree builds,
>> my "next best" alternative of using a tree of symlinks to build in
>> would similarly have an issue with the links pointing at a mounted
>> CD/DVD, if the $(SHELL) wasn't present.)
> See v2.  I put $(SHELL) in, because it isn't a worthwhile use of our
> time to continue arguing over this point.

I had seen you did; I was merely replying back to Ian's comments.




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