[Rubygems-developers] Open issues for 1.3?
luislavena at gmail.com
Fri Sep 19 19:13:34 EDT 2008
On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 8:02 PM, Daniel Berger <djberg96 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 4:46 PM, Luis Lavena <luislavena at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 4:15 PM, Segment 7 <drbrain at segment7.net> wrote:
>>> I don't see any ctritical bugs remaining in the tracker. Is there anything
>>> else outstanding?
>> I'm checking out latest changes and see if they work or raise errors
>> under Windows (mswin32 and mingw32).
>> So far, two new errors has been introduced:
>> 1) Error:
>> NoMethodError: undefined method `uid' for nil:NilClass
>> It's important to mention that rely on Etc to determine owner is
>> unreliable across platforms.
>> I cannot suggest we use File::writable? instead since under Windows,
>> ACLs can deny you access to a specified folder and still show up as
>> writable, as I reported to RubySpec
> We could add ACL based implementations for owned?, readable?,
> writeable? and executable? in win32-file if you're interested.
That's a chicken-egg situation: verify if the home folder is writable
to be able to install a gem will depend on a gem to do the job :-)
> Also keep in mind that, technically, other platforms implement ACL as
> well, which could be problematic.
Exactly my point, we are doing a platform-specific stuff there (uid
comparison) is something that shouldn't be.
Thanks for the offer Daniel, and I think adding those to win32-file
will be great since ruby under Windows is blind in relation to ACLs.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from
the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent
disinclination to do so.
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