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Re: [ID 20001226.002] Not OK: perl v5.7.0 +DEVEL8221 on i86pc-solaris 2.8 (UNINSTALLED)

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H . Merijn Brand
Date:
December 27, 2000 01:01
Subject:
Re: [ID 20001226.002] Not OK: perl v5.7.0 +DEVEL8221 on i86pc-solaris 2.8 (UNINSTALLED)
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20001227095500.5CAD.H.M.BRAND@hccnet.nl
On Wed, 27 Dec 2000 00:04:59 +0100, Lupe Christoph <lupe@lupe-christoph.de> wrote:
> On Tuesday, 2000-12-26 at 16:29:14 +0100, Andreas J. Koenig wrote:
> > >>>>> On Tue, 26 Dec 2000 11:09:43 +0100 (MET), Lupe Christoph <lupe@lupe-christoph.de> said:
> 
> > filt-util.t is no longer part of bleadperl. You should rsync with
> > --delete switch from time to time.
> 
> > filter-util.t is the replacement and has this particular bug fixed. It
> > was a bug in the test and was fixed in patch 7849.
> 
> --- Also sprach Andreas J. Koenig ---
> 
> Ah! So, please make that an OK report. ;-)
> 
> (I had 26 files that got deleted by the --delete option.)
> 
> This raises the question, though - why does pod/perlhack.pod not
> mention the --delete option?
> 
> I suppose it's easy to do the rsync equivalent of "rm -rf" with
> this option, but shouldn't perlhack.pod at least mention that
> this option is a good idea if you rsync on a regular basis?
> 
> Something like this maybe?
> 
> *** pod/perlhack.pod.orig       Fri Nov 17 16:05:33 2000
> --- pod/perlhack.pod    Wed Dec 27 00:00:09 2000
> ***************
> *** 241,246 ****
> --- 241,256 ----
>   distribution) and setting date/time stamps of existing files to
>   reflect the bleadperl status.
>   
> + Note that this will not delete any files that where in '.' before
> + the rsync. Once you are sure that the rsync is running correctly,
> + run it with the --delete options like this:
> + 
> +  # rsync -avz --delete rsync://ftp.linux.activestate.com/perl-current/ .
> + 
> + This will get rid of any files that are not in bleadperl. Possibly
> + even files that you wanted to keep. So make sure you run this
> + in a directory you can afford loose. And don't blame us...
> + 
>   You can than check what patch was the latest that was applied by
>   looking in the file B<.patch>, which will show the number of the
>   latest patch.

Why not --dry-run (-n) for what it is to delete and than do it by hand. Just
mention as it an alternative.

-- 
H.Merijn Brand           Amsterdam Perl Mongers (http://www.amsterdam.pm.org/)
using perl-5.005.03, 5.6.0, 5.6.1, 5.7.1 & 623 on HP-UX 10.20 & 11.00, AIX 4.2
   AIX 4.3, WinNT 4.0 SP-6a, and Win2000pro often with Tk800.022 &/| DBD-Unify
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