Solaris again (was Re: [Box Backup] 0.08PLUS1)

Martin Ebourne boxbackup at
Wed Nov 17 19:41:04 GMT 2004

On Wed, 2004-11-17 at 18:21, Ben Summers wrote:
> I'll track that down. Obviously something weird is going on with the 
> LFS support. Linux is nothing but "entertaining".

It's all gone a bit hectic here otherwise I'd have looked into that.

As to Linux causing all this trouble, really the differences you are
seeing are between SysV and BSD. Linux runs a middleground between the
two, but it does seem rather more SysV biased than BSD.

For Solaris I've had to enable all of the Linux 'hacks' because they are
actually the SysV way of doing things. In addition I've had to add a few
more because Solaris is true SysV without compromises. Although it would
be nice to think that BSD is the 'one true way', I'm not sure it's
really defensible. ;)

Coming back to the unfinished Solaris port your last clue was spot on
and fixed the test failures I was stuck on. It went straight on to the
next one but I've not had time to investigate. From memory it's failing
on one or more of these lines:

                TEST_THAT(before.deleted != 0);

in testbackupstore.cpp. Any clues?



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