unexpected hg status report

Pete Brunet peter.brunet at oracle.com
Fri Jan 18 19:42:50 UTC 2013

Hi Tim, I did the whole process from the cygwin command line, as I
normally do.  I just mentioned Explorer as a way to look through
directories since I 644'd everything as a workaround and so was getting
access denied messages when cding to 644'd directories.  This issue of
hg status reporting that everything has been modified after a clone is
new.  hg diff indicates that the repo thinks all my files should be 644
but the clone process apparently made them all 755.  At least that's
what I think is going on.  I don't know if the permissions are wrong in
the cloned repo (.hg directory) or the cloned files in the workspace.


On 1/18/13 12:55 PM, Tim Bell wrote:
> There have been other reports of similar file permission problems when
> command line access via Cygwin is mixed with creating directories or
> doing other operations via the Windows GUI (explorer?).
> I don't have a reference handy, but some searching should be able to
> uncover the email threads in archives of build-dev or
> build-infra-dev at openjdk.java.net
> My solution is to eschew the Windows GUI and use the command line,
> just as you would on any other server.
> Tim
> On 01/18/13 10:39, Pete Brunet wrote:
>> This is probably not the right workaround but it worked for me:
>> cd ... // one level above awt
>> chmod -R 644 awt
>> cd .../jdk
>> hg status // two files found, an exe and a bat
>> chmod 755 src/share/sample/scripting/scriptpad/src/scripts/memory.bat
>> chmod 755 test/sun/management/windows/revokeall.exe
>> Now hg status runs clean.
>> cding to directories fails and would require more 755s on dirs you want
>> to cd too but Win Explorer doesn't complain.
>> Pete
>> On 1/18/13 11:34 AM, Pete Brunet wrote:
>>> I diffed one of the files:
>>> old mode 100644
>>> new mode 100755
>>> While I've occasionally run into mode differences before on files I've
>>> changed I haven't seen this problem on every file.  I'm running cygwig
>>> on Win 7.
>>> Pete
>>> On 1/18/13 11:23 AM, Pete Brunet wrote:
>>>> I just ran hg status on a newly cloned jdk8 jdk directory and
>>>> everything
>>>> is listed as modified.  I don't know if I did something wrong or
>>>> something else is broken.  Here's what I did:
>>>> - install the import bundle from
>>>> http://jre.us.oracle.com/java/re/jdk/8.0/promoted/latest/bundles/windows-i586/jdk-8-ea-windows-i586.tar.gz
>>>> - set ALT_JDK_IMPORT_PATH pointing to it
>>>> - clone top level: hg clone http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk8/awt
>>>> - clone jdk8: hg clone http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk8/awt/jdk
>>>> - cd ...\jdk\make
>>>> - make ARCH_DATA_MODEL=32 ALLOW_DOWNLOADS=true fastdebug_build
>>>> - make ARCH_DATA_MODEL=32 ALLOW_DOWNLOADS=true docs // found out
>>>> fastdebug doesn't build docs
>>>> - cd ..
>>>> - hg import --no-commit ...\jdk.patch (patches for 3 files) // it
>>>> failed, due to uncommitted changes
>>>> - hg status // all files in jdk tree listed as modified
>>>> Do I have to start over?
>>>> Pete

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