Closed Bug 406862 Opened 12 years ago Closed 12 years ago

NSPR target release does not work with MSYS shell


(NSPR :: NSPR, defect)

Windows Server 2003
Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: christophe.ravel.bugs, Assigned: julien.pierre)



(1 file)

The target "release" for NSPR uses a Windows-batch prmkdir.bat. The MSYS shell tries to run this batch file as a Unix-shell script.
Error message:

making directory /E/security/securitytip/builds/20071203.1/nss-w2kp_WIN/nspr20/v4.6
../config/prmkdir.bat: REM: command not found
../config/prmkdir.bat: REM: command not found
../config/prmkdir.bat: REM: command not found
../config/prmkdir.bat: REM: command not found
../config/prmkdir.bat: REM: command not found
../config/prmkdir.bat: line 6: syntax error near unexpected token `(t'
../config/prmkdir.bat: line 6: `REM 1.1 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with'
make[1]: *** [release] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/E/security/securitytip/builds/20071203.1/nss-w2kp_WIN/mozilla/nsprpub/WINNT5.2_64_OPT.OBJ'

Proposed solutions:

Solution #1:
We could use $(NSINSTALL) -D as we do for Unix. This solution doesn't work if MDIST is like \\server\share.

Solution #2:
We could use "mkdir" from the current shell. This works with MKS, CygWin and MSYS, even with //server/share.

Solution #3:
We could run prmkdir.bat through cmd.exe (from the variable $(COMSPEC)).
This is a bit complicated because:
- we have to replace the \ in $(COMPSEC) with \\.
- in the case of CygWin and MSYS, we have to change the directory name to extract the drive letter (if present - like /C/) and replace it with drive:\\ (like C:\\)

The solution #2 seems to be the simplest and works in all tested cases (W-PATH, UX-PATH, SERVER-PATH  x MKS, CYGWIN, MSYS)
Is there any reason why we shouldn't use it ?

Assignee: wtc → julien.pierre.boogz
I don't see any reason not to use #2, but there may be a reason for the existence of prmkdir.bat . Wan-Teh, can you please comment on that ?
I tested this with cygwin and MSYS successfully.
Attachment #292879 - Flags: review?(christophe.ravel.bugs)
Attachment #292879 - Flags: review?(christophe.ravel.bugs) → review+
Please cvs remove prmkdir.bat, too.

prmkdir.bat allows us to invoke the DOS mkdir command
from a makefile.  I don't remember why I had to use the
DOS mkdir command.  The reason might be documented in
the CVS commit log of the NSPR source tree in the old
Netscape /m/src CVS repository, which Sun has a copy.
It may be because the mkdir command of MKS or even
shmsdos.exe did not support a pathname like \\server\share.

Christophe tested the \\server\share pathname (with //server/share) and i worked with MKS . I removed prmkdir.bat on the trunk.

Checking in;
/cvsroot/mozilla/nsprpub/,v  <--
new revision: 1.24; previous revision: 1.23
Removing config/prmkdir.bat;
/cvsroot/mozilla/nsprpub/config/prmkdir.bat,v  <--  prmkdir.bat
new revision: delete; previous revision: 3.4
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Version: 4.7 → 4.0
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