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From David Rees <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] java task doesn't correctly handle changing drives under Windows
Date Tue, 13 Feb 2001 23:32:04 GMT
Should I have assigned a Bugzilla to the problem first?


On Mon, 12 Feb 2001 12:16:45 -0500, Bill Burton wrote:

>Could one of the committers please pick up this patch?  It should really
>go into 1.3.  I worked out a similar fix just before code freeze but this
>patch is simpler than mine for the Win 9x part of the fix.
>-Bill Burton
>David Rees wrote:
>> <This is a resend. I originally accidently sent it as a reply to
>> completely different thread so it may have been missed.>
>> Two patches attached.
>> Combined they correct Execute (and hence the java task and perhaps
>> others) when the execute directory's drive is different than the
>> current directory's drive. Pre-patch the drive change doesn't happen
>> so the execute runs in a current directory. The first patch fixes it
>> for NT/2K and the second one fixes it (via a BAT file change) for
>> 9X/ME.
>> As an example, if your current directory is c:\build and your run
>> directory is d:\run, previously only a "cd d:\run" was performed and
>> the active drive was not changed (because of the Windows directory per
>> drive "feature"). Therefore the execute actually still runs in
>> c:\build. The patches cause the needed active drive change as well.
>> dave
>> PS, May need additional testing on all the Win9X/ME variations. I
>> don't have all them available to run the tests.
>> PS II, I assume I don't need to raise a bug if I just supply the patch
>> - right?
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