Problems with autoconf-2.52 testsuite using current CVS Cygwin

Charles Wilson
Mon Jul 30 08:55:00 GMT 2001

 > Charles, did you check the permissions of the parent directory /tmp?
 > Is it possible that it still has permissions set so that it
 > propagatess them to files and subfolders?
 > Could you repeat your test after calling
 >	chmod 700 /tmp
 >	chmod 1777 /tmp
 > ? The problem is mostly the already existing ACL. As I
 > wrote in my mail `NTSEC users: Please test' on this list:
 > - `chmod 755' on a directory which already has 755 permissions.
 >    Will not work since `chmod' is so _clever_ to do nothing
 >    if the requested permissions are the same as the current
 >    permissions.

Yes, that seems to be the problem w.r.t. the "cd /tmp, mkdir a, 
getfacl... tests" I was using.  However, I've discovered that my entire 
build tree (/usr/src/{autoconf, etc}/...) also has the 
problematic-looking acl.  So, I need to recursively chmod all around -- 
but the subdirs are owned by various users, so a simple script won't do. 

(I mention this because of the <autoconf-build-dir>/tests/1/2/ problem I 
reported earlier.)

Anyway, after I finish cleaning up ACL's, I'll try the autoconf tests 
again -- maybe I too will then enjoy the VFORK bug...  :-P


P.S. Anybody know a good way of programmatically removing ACE's for 
"Administrator" and "Administrators" from every file/dir in a tree, 
*without* using that stupid inheritance property?

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