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Re: bin/49005: [patch] t_truncate: use /etc/motd instead of /usr/bin/fpr

On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 2:10 AM, David Holland 
<> wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR bin/49005; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: David Holland <>
> To:
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: bin/49005: [patch] t_truncate: use /etc/motd instead of
>  /usr/bin/fpr
> Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:05:40 +0000
>  On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 05:40:00AM +0000, 
> wrote:
>   > >Description:
>   > FreeBSD doesn't have /usr/bin/fpr, but it does have /etc/motd, so the 
> testcase should be changed to use /etc/motd.
>  /usr/bin/fpr was chosen on the grounds that it's expendable if
>  something goes wrong and it gets truncated. The motd isn't.

    Ah, ok. It might be better to install a file into the source
directory that's owned by root and 0644, then try and truncate it so
the test is more portable and doesn't accidentally hose a utility or
other file that it shouldn't as that's the purpose of the testcase (to
test EACESS). Does that sound like a good approach?

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