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From Stipe Tolj <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] 1.3: fix for broken on Cygwin 1.x platform
Date Fri, 12 Oct 2001 08:37:37 GMT
> I was not aware of that; thanks for explaining. Until now, I thought
> it only gave FALSE for "[ ! -f httpd ]", that's why I reversed the test
> to check for "[ -f httpd ]". Sorry for the misunderstanding.


> Does that mean that a test "[ -f httpd ] && cat httpd >/dev/null 2>&1"
> must be used to be sure? Well, so be it.

yes, this works!

> I was only afraid that --if somehow I created an httpd.exe with whatever
> contents in my unix directory-- then magically would behave
> incorrectly. That's why I would prefer a safer (safer for unix) check.

I know. -- may I resend a patch or are you going to the the

> Hmmm. The possibility _is_ remote, granted; but still: can the test case
> be somehow changed to be better suited for systems where we KNOW that they
> sometimes need *.exe suffixes?

now, if the _need_ .exe extensions for their executables, then they
will propably need to set ".exe" as extensions within to do
a clean "make install", if they _use_

This would fit the .exe extension paradigm for all needed systems.

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