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fatal error with absolute -build-dir #5503

vicuna opened this issue Feb 9, 2012 · 4 comments

fatal error with absolute -build-dir #5503

vicuna opened this issue Feb 9, 2012 · 4 comments


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@vicuna vicuna commented Feb 9, 2012

Original bug ID: 5503
Reporter: Hendrik Tews
Assigned to: @xclerc
Status: closed (set by @xavierleroy on 2015-12-11T18:19:49Z)
Resolution: fixed
Priority: normal
Severity: minor
Version: 3.12.1
Fixed in version: 3.13.0+dev
Category: -for ocamlbuild use
Has duplicate: #4502
Monitored by: mehdi @glondu @xclerc @jberdine jm

Bug description

ocamlbuild uses wrong filename concatenation when it tries to open the _digest file. It therefore dies with a Sys_error when given an absolute build dir.

Steps to reproduce

ocamlbuild -build-dir /tmp/x t.byte

this dies with

Fatal error: exception Sys_error("/tmp//tmp/x/_digests: No such file or directory")

because it does

open("/tmp//tmp/x/_digests", O_WRONLY|O_CREAT|O_TRUNC|O_LARGEFILE, 0666) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)

Additional information

The bug is also present in 3.13.0+dev11 (2012-01-26)

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@vicuna vicuna commented Feb 15, 2012

Comment author: @xclerc

Tentative fix in trunk by commit 12154.
Could you confirm it fixes the issue on your machine?

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@vicuna vicuna commented Feb 21, 2012

Comment author: jm

the current fix breaks builds not giving -build-dir;
as ocamlbuild tries to write in _build/_build/:

  • ocamlfind ocamlc -where > _build/ocamlc.where
    /bin/sh: cannot create _build/ocamlc.where: Directory nonexistent
    Command exited with code 2.
    Compilation unsuccessful after building 1 target (0 cached) in 00:00:00.
    Fatal error: exception Sys_error("_build/_digests: No such file or directory")
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@vicuna vicuna commented Feb 25, 2012

Comment author: @avsm

I fixed it with the attached one-liner in pr-5503.diff, which seems to work both with and without a build-dir specified.

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@vicuna vicuna commented Mar 5, 2012

Comment author: @damiendoligez

Fixed in trunk (commit 12191).

Hopefully, this fix will work with all combinations (without -build, with -build relative, with -build absolute).

The fix is actually from Xavier, I'm the committer for technical reasons.

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