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Re: perl test fails

On Wed, 27 Aug 2003, Rob Clack wrote:

> Hmmm, don't see how it can have anything to do with the mapping of a
> networked drive, since the problem started on the NT4 box, at which time
> the scriptlet was located in /cygdrive/e/cygwin/rnc/try.
> Since I wanted to demonstrate that it worked on the Linux box (having
> tripped over that one originally!)  each time I hacked one copy of the
> script I then had to move to the other machine and duplicate the changes
> I'd just made.  Clearly this was error-prone, so it made sense to just
> use the copy on the Linux box.  On the NT4 it's accessible as
> /cygdrive/i/rnc/try.


Well, it's usually a good idea to keep as many variables fixed as
possible.  By sharing the script, you've unknowingly introduced another
variable (that of SMB shares).  I'd suggest moving the script back to a
local directory, and simply copying it to the shared drive when you want
to try it on Linux.  That way you can reliably reproduce the problem on
the local drive.

> And no, I've never heard of smbntsec.  What's it mean/do?

See <>.  It's on by
default.  FYI, it may require very careful hand-maintenance of /etc/passwd
and /etc/group (in fact, I've ended up turning it off because the
maintenance effort wasn't worth it for me).  You might wish to add
"nosmbntsec" to your CYGWIN variable.

> Regards
> Rob
> Larry Hall wrote:
> > At 09:36 AM 8/26/2003, Rob Clack you wrote:
> >
> >>Gerrit
> >>
> >>I've been away for a week, hence the delayed response.
> >>
> >>Thanks for this and clearly my scriptlet was broken.  I've now tried both alternatives as suggested below.  Both work perfectly under Linux.  Neither works under NT4.
> >>
> >>Linux output:
> >>
> >>script is executable
> >>
> >>NT4 output:
> >>
> >>I damn well am!
> >>
> >>To eliminate error further, I'm now running just one copy of the script, since the disk I use on my Linux box is mapped to the i: drive on the NT4 box.
> >
> >
> >
> > Are you suggesting that you're using a mapped drive from your Linux box?
> > That may be the problem.  Do you have 'smbntsec' set in your CYGWIN
> > environment variable?
> >
> >
> >
> > Larry Hall                    
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