> < ^ Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2000 13:44:09 +0200 (MET DST)
> < ^ From: Frank Heckenbach <heckenb@mi.uni-erlangen.de >
> < ^ Subject: Problem with `Process' (gap4r2, Solaris)

Dear GAP Forum,

after upgrading to gap4r2, I'm having problems with the `Process'
function under Solaris. The following command (just like any other
call) returns -1, though it should return 0.

Process (DirectoryCurrent (), "/bin/true", \
InputTextFile ("/dev/null"), OutputTextFile ("/dev/null", true), []);

The problem does not seem to exist under Linux.

I noticed the following in the announcement of bugfix 1:

5) A problem with `Exec' on Solaris2.5 (which caused a segmentation fault).

Applying this bugfix does not seem to cure the problem, but it might
be a related problem.

BTW, on the Solaris computer where I see the problem, I only have a
temporary account which is about to expire so I might not be able to
test any changes, but I hope you can reproduce the problem.


Frank Heckenbach, heckenb@mi.uni-erlangen.de

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