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bug #26878: ftjam does not behave as expected in cygwin

Submitted by:  Allen Farris <afarris>
Submitted on:  Wed 24 Jun 2009 04:25:41 PM UTC  
Severity:  3 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect behaviour
Status:  Confirmed Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  David Turner <freetype> Open/Closed:  Open
Planned Release:  None

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Thu 25 Jun 2009 05:49:55 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Oops!  You are right.  I've assigned this to David; he has probably the patched sources which he can add to the CVS.

Werner LEMBERG <wl>
Project Administrator
Thu 25 Jun 2009 01:52:14 PM UTC, comment #3: 

I haven't had a chance to test the patch yet but I did notice that where you put it (the CVS repository) isn't up to date. It is still based on perforce jam 2.3, not 2.5 (I guess you guys stopped using the CVS repository for a while?). An example of this can be seen here:



I suppose your best course of action if you want to fix this would be to download the source forge tar.gz and merge it with your CVS repository (or simply overwrite everything in CVS and remake the change). Package is at:


Allen Farris <afarris>
Thu 25 Jun 2009 05:08:14 AM UTC, comment #2: 

I've applied this patch (the first one after eight years).  Please test.

Werner LEMBERG <wl>
Project Administrator
Wed 24 Jun 2009 04:30:40 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Sorry, I forgot to mention the follow:

This bug is reproducible by doing the following in cygwin (copied from perforce bug report):

Make the following three files in a folder:

Library TestLib : file1.c file2.c ;

#define FOO

#define BAR

Execute ftjam on that folder, execute ftjam again and they will be recompiled again rather than the expected behavior of nothing being recompiled because there was no change in this directory.

Also, I noticed the link was not formatted correctly in the original submission, copy/paste it into the address bar instead of clicking it and it should work.

Allen Farris <afarris>
Wed 24 Jun 2009 04:25:41 PM UTC, original submission:  

It is the same bug that has been in perforce jam for several years. I don't expect they will every fix it but perhaps you will. The problem is that every file is recompiled in a directory even if they have not changed since the last compile. The fix is rather simple (the change he submitted works).

Link to fix:

Allen Farris <afarris>


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