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Id: 4184
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: libwww-perl

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: blair [...]

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Severity: Normal
Broken in: 5.73
Fixed in: (no value)

Subject: HEAD colliding with /usr/bin/head on Cygwin
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I'm not sure what you want to do about this, but this bug bit me today. I'm compiling gcc 3.3.2 on cygwin and some of the configure tests run head -1. In my system, I've installed libwww into Perl so the HEAD program is in my PATH, before /usr/bin. Turns out that Cygwin treats HEAD the same has head, so configure ran libwww's HEAD, not /usr/bin/head. I don't know how many packages depend upon HEAD's name, but maybe it would be good to consider renaming it. Best, Blair

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