[pology] Bug Report: Building in Cygwin on a networked path

Alexander Gieg alexgieg at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 02:44:32 PST 2013

Dear Mr. Illich,

Nice, thank you!

By the way, I'd also like to know whether there's some way to speed up the
DocBook building process. In my machine those were what took the most time,
even though my CPU usage was below 1% all the time. So much so the build
failed three times, and only the fourth attempt, which took about 1 hour to
complete, it managed to finish and install everything to where it belongs
(the four attempts added to about 2.5 hours).

My guess is the problem is network related. I've seen warnings about
timeouts on accessing resources from http://www.oasis-open.org such as,
e.g., http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/dbhierx.mod, so my office's
firewall must be adding some extreme latencies when accessing those URLs,
or even outright denying access to them, thus causing the building to hold
out for several timeouts.

If having Internet access to those resources is needed and cannot be
avoided, so that a fully offline build isn't possible, maybe a workaround
could be implemented making the timeouts much shorter? Perhaps also with
failing docbooks buildings to become only warnings, not error conditions,
so that the "make && make install" command could still finish and cause the
scripts to install?

Although I'm probably overthinking this. :) I'm not much used to "make"
(and even less so to "cmake"), so I didn't find an easy way to tell it to
build and install everything except for the docbooks. Is there a set of
command to use to achieve this?


Alexander Gieg

On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 7:44 AM, Chusslove Illich <caslav.ilic at gmx.net>wrote:

> > [: Alexander Gieg :]
> > I.e., it strips the "extra" slash at the beginning, causing what were a
> > valid network resource to become an invalid path to a non-existing local
> > file.
> Thanks for reporting this problem, I'll try to fish out the responsible
> party. (Also had no idea that POSIX allows implementation-defined behavior
> for paths starting with exactly two slashes...)
> --
> Chusslove Illich (Часлав Илић)
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