[Patch] "strace ./app.exe" probably runs application from /bin
Sat Jun 2 15:41:00 GMT 2007
On Sat, Jun 02, 2007 at 04:51:31PM +0200, Christian Franke wrote:
>Running an application with strace from current directory may not work
>The "./" is not passed to CreateProcess() and the default app search
>(1. strace.exe directory, 2. cwd, ..., 6. PATH)
>Therefore, an old version of the same app already installed in /bin may
>be run instead.
>$ cd /tmp
>$ cp /bin/date.exe ./uname.exe
>Sat Jun 2 16:34:23 2007
>Sat Jun 2 16:34:24 2007
>$ strace -o nul ./uname
>$ strace -o nul ././uname
>Sat Jun 2 16:34:25 2007
>The attached patch should fix this.
>2007-06-02 Christian Franke <email@example.com>
> * strace.cc (create_child): Don't remove current directory
> from application path.
Thanks for the problem report and test case but this is pretty clearly
not the right way to deal with the issue. Putting a special case catch
of "./" around a function call which is intended to deal with paths is
pretty clearly a band-aid.
Let me rephrase the problem:
"cygpath does not properly deal with the current directory"
Thanks for the patch but we won't be applying it in this form.
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