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James E Keenan via RT
December 31, 2016 00:38
[perl #129348] File::Find issue with link counts on Bash on Ubuntuon Windows
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On Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:55:10 GMT, wrote:
> This is a bug report for perl from,
> generated with the help of perlbug 1.39 running under perl 5.18.2.
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> The product Bash on Ubuntu on Windows provides a way to run Linux
> software on a Windows kernel without virtualization. See:
> It uses Ubuntu 14.04 with a modified kernel.
> Its filesystem does not handle link counts correctly, and perl is
> not able to detect that itself.
> This means that File::Find will not be able to traverse directories
> properly and you'll not be able to install perl modules on the system
> perl.
> A workaround for that is
> sed -ri 's/dont_use_nlink => .*?,$/dont_use_nlink => 1,/'
> /usr/lib/perl/5.18.2/
> Also, you'll not be able to install a new perl on this system
> without enabling the configuration option 'dont_use_nlink'.
> ref:
> Ideally, perl's configure script should be able to detect if it can
> use nlink or not automatically.
> --
> Michiel

Can anyone familiar with ./Configure let us know whether this request is feasible?

Thank you very much.

James E Keenan (

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