[Cdash] CDash php "symlink()" usage does not work when running on Windows XP
julien.jomier at kitware.com
Wed Feb 6 21:07:34 UTC 2013
Basically we have two options. One is to do a copy instead of a symlink
if the symlink() function doesn't exist. The other option is to just
ignore this test on Windows XP. I'm guessing nobody uses and will use
CDash on Windows XP so I'd just ignore it.
On 06/02/2013 20:37, David Cole wrote:
> 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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