[Cdash] CDash php "symlink()" usage does not work when running on Windows XP

David Cole dlrdave at aol.com
Wed Feb 6 19:37:45 UTC 2013

By the way, "we're not going to do anything about this" is a perfectly fine answer. If so, I can just exclude that one test when I run the test suite on a Windows XP machine.




-----Original Message-----
From: David Cole <dlrdave at aol.com>
To: cdash <cdash at public.kitware.com>
Sent: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 8:03 am
Subject: CDash php "symlink()" usage does not work when running on Windows XP

This error:

  <b>Fatal error</b>:  Call to undefined function symlink() in <b>C:\dev\My Tests\CDash-trunk\xml_handlers\upload_handler.php</b> on line <b>305</b><br />

shows up here (from a Windows XP machine):


Given that symlink will never be supported via php on Windows XP...

What should we do about this test failure? (I think it's a real problem in the code on Windows XP.)

Is there a way to make the upload_handler work without using symlinks?

Isn't the symlink a "nicety" and not absolutely required for downloading a file that's been uploaded...?


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