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Handle a bug with install(1) -C and /dev/null
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Authored by brd on Jul 27 2018, 10:05 PM.

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Summary

Apparently when the file already exists, the /dev/null handling in install(1)
is not sufficient. So this works around it, and does not use -C when /dev/null
is the source.

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This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Jul 27 2018, 10:39 PM

make distribution no longer crashes with this.

This revision was automatically updated to reflect the committed changes.

This seems like a bug that should be fixed in install(1), not here. It's unclear from the description what the actual bug is.