not updating unwritable cache ../config.cache

Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)
Fri Mar 24 14:48:00 GMT 2000

At 04:02 PM 3/24/00, John Wiersba wrote:
>1)  The following never works for me
>    [[ -w FILE ]] && echo ok
>even if the file *is* writable by me.

This is known.  You won't get the test to work unless the permission you
are checking is available "across the board".  Corinna has made some 
changes to address this under NT/NTFS in later snapshots but that won't
be any solution for 9x platforms AFAIK.  You might want to check your umask
setting and make sure it doesn't mask out write permissions for group 
and others...

Larry Hall                    
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