ports/175532: x11/xdm: /bin/cp -n /usr/local/share/examples/xdm/GiveConsole /usr/local/lib/X11/xdm/GiveConsole *** [post-install] Error code 1

Mark Johnston markj at freebsd.org
Wed Jan 23 19:20:01 UTC 2013

The following reply was made to PR ports/175532; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Mark Johnston <markj at freebsd.org>
To: bug-followup at FreeBSD.org, ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de
Cc: obrien at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: ports/175532: x11/xdm: /bin/cp -n
 /usr/local/share/examples/xdm/GiveConsole /usr/local/lib/X11/xdm/GiveConsole
 *** [post-install] Error code 1
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 12:11:26 -0800

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 I suspect that this is because of r245832, which changed cp -n to return
 an error if the destination file exists. Previously it would just exit
 with a status of 0.
 The attached (untested) patch should fix this problem. I'm not sure what
 the general fix should be - there are at least ~20 ports that use cp -n
 in some way or another (found by grepping for '${CP} -[A-Za-z]*n').
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 diff --git a/x11/xdm/Makefile b/x11/xdm/Makefile
 index 862050b..028e6e2 100644
 --- a/x11/xdm/Makefile
 +++ b/x11/xdm/Makefile
 @@ -49,7 +49,7 @@ post-configure:
  .for f in ${CFFILES}
 -	${CP} -n ${EXAMPLESDIR}/$f ${PREFIX}/lib/X11/xdm/$f
 +	-${CP} -n ${EXAMPLESDIR}/$f ${PREFIX}/lib/X11/xdm/$f
  	${MKDIR} /var/lib/xdm/authdir
  	${LN} -sf /var/lib/xdm/authdir ${PREFIX}/lib/X11/xdm/authdir

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