On Wed, 2018-02-14 at 13:44 +0100, Vasilij Schneidermann wrote: > Hello Matt, > > > > > In the repl calling group-information with the string name of a > > group > > works fine, in compiled code I get an error, expected fixnum but > > received string. I tested with Chicken 4.13 > I can reproduce this with the test code being `(group-information > "root")`. > FWIW, I get a warning during compilation, not an error. The compiled > code runs just fine and emits the expected result. This is due to > the > relevant entry in the `types.db` file stating that the group- > information > procedure accepts an integer only. If you unpack the release tarball > and change the enclosed `types.db` to specify `(or string fixnum)` > for > the first argument of the function, the compiled CHICKEN should > behave > correctly.
Ah, yes, it was a warning, not an error. My mistake. > > > > > Also I see a change-file-owner but no change-file-group. A change- > > file- > > group would be useful as you can change the group without being > > root. > > I.e. an analog to the chgrp command would be useful. > Have you inspected the documentation of that procedure? It accepts > three arguments, the path to the file and the new user ID and group > ID, > therefore it allows implementing both `chown` and `chgrp`. I don't > think an extra procedure is necessary. > I had tried by setting the user id to my user id and group to the group-id but it failed - on looking again I see that I was testing in an xterm where I had not done a newgrp to make the group I'd added for testing available. My mistake again. Thanks for taking a look and sorry for the noise. > Vasilij _______________________________________________ Chicken-users mailing list Chickenfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.nongnu.org/mailman/listinfo/chicken-users