gettext - acl tests - cygwin specific code path

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Aug 22 13:37:00 GMT 2018

On Aug 21 19:57, cyg Simple wrote:
> On 8/21/2018 4:13 PM, Andrey Repin wrote:
> > Greetings, cyg Simple!
> > 
> >> During the testing at least one of the tests does `setfacl -m group:0:1
> >> tmpfile0`.  Obviously this gets a 'permission denied' error as group 0
> >> doesn't exist.  What do you suggest for reasonable replacement for 0?
> > 
> > Nothing. Not all systems have a concept of "group 0". Just skip this test.
> I'm not interested in skipping the test; after all the path for the test
> is Cygwin specific.  It's just not the correct thing to do for the
> Cygwin specific path.  I believe 11 to be the correct test and will
> pursue that upstream.  Marco suggested maybe 544(Administrator) but that
> doesn't work with a typical user build while doing the same in Linux for
> root group 0 as a typical user I would need to have elevated privilege
> in Windows to use 544.

Exactly as on another system when using group 0.  If these tests are
really only performed on Cygwin, I don't know what the creator intended.
Otherwise, if you want to reproduce what the testcase did, you should in
fact use an admin group.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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