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Re: Bug#483442: RFH: cvsweb - test -x fails with Perl 5.10

Am Freitag, den 30.05.2008, 23:16 +0300 schrieb Niko Tyni:
> On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 04:31:11PM +0200, Daniel Leidert wrote:
> > A user reported an issue with cvsweb in http://bugs.debian.org/483442. I
> > was able to track it down to be in search_path(). This function takes a
> > command as argument and tries with a list of paths, if $path/$command is
> > executable (-x) and not a directory (!-d).
> > 
> > Now this test fails with Perl 5.10, although cvsweb has all-executable
> > permissions. Anybody an idea, why this fails? Using -X instead of -x
> > seems to work for the moment. But testing on the effective uid/gid IMHO
> > is the correct choice here.
> This is <http://rt.perl.org/rt3/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=49003>,
> fixed upstream after 5.10.0. It only happens with 'use filetest
> qw(access)'. Looks like we'll have to backport the fix, I'll clone
> the bug to track that.

Many thanks for this information.

> As a side note, the stat result cache "_" and 'use filetest qw(access)'
> don't mix well together. See 'perldoc filetest'.

You are right. Then I can just use -X instead of -x as long as the issue
is not fixed in Perl.

Regards, Daniel

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