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From:
H.Merijn Brand
Date:
April 1, 2007 08:45
Subject:
Re: README.$OS URLs
Message ID:
20070401174455.786f62a5@pc09
On Sat, 31 Mar 2007 16:37:56 +0200, Steffen Mueller
<o6hhmk002@sneakemail.com> wrote:

> Hi p5p,
> 
> as per Merijns suggestion, I checked the URLs in some of the OS specific 
> README files. The various small patches are inlined for review but also 
> attached as a text file.

Thanks. Nice work.

> First the good news:
> 
> "README.$_" for qw/aix apollo beos bs2000 ce dgux freebsd hpux hurd irix 
> linux machten macos macosx micro mint openbsd plan9 qnx riscos solaris 
> symbian tru64 uts vmesa vos win32/ seem fine.

Yeay!

> The following don't.
>
> README.amiga:
> =============
> One bad URL. Seems like a site redesign and just needs the trailing 
> index.html removed.
> 
> --- README.amiga.orig   2007-03-31 15:17:19.000000000 +0200
> +++ README.amiga        2007-03-31 15:17:28.000000000 +0200
> @@ -26,7 +26,7 @@
>   A recent version of perl for the Amiga can be found at the Geek Gadgets
>   section of the Aminet:
> 
> -      http://www.aminet.net/~aminet/dev/gg/index.html
> +      http://www.aminet.net/~aminet/dev/gg

Done.

>   =cut
> 
> README.cn:
> ==========
> Not an OS README, but still, dead URLs. I'm not in the position to fix 
> this, though.
> 
> Bad URLs:
> http://www.oreilly.com.cn/html/perl.html 

Neither am I. I'll leave that for now.

> http://www.pm.org/groups/asia.shtml#China

That is now http://www.pm.org/groups/asia.html, where China is
http://www.pm.org/groups/497.html and http://www.pm.org/groups/187.html
I've replaced that one with the continent link. I used perl to do the
change, as my editor destroys the euc-cn encoding.

> README.cygwin:
> ==============
> The two ftp.uni-erlangen.de links time out as does 
> ftp://ftp.uni-erlangen.de. This might be a temporary issue, so no patch 
> from me.

I think it indeed is a temp issue. I had to change my SuSE update
links too, as the uni was unreachable, but the OpenSuSE page still
lists that server. No change.

> README.epoc:
> ============
> Line 55, Editors on Epoc URL is now invalid. Perhaps one could replace 
> it with a reference to http://symbianos.org/ ? There are OSS projects 
> like vim on Epoc. Just a suggestion, I'm not an Epoc user.
> 
> --- README.epoc.orig    2007-03-31 13:26:59.000000000 +0200
> +++ README.epoc 2007-03-31 13:29:15.000000000 +0200
> @@ -53,8 +53,7 @@
> 
>   =head2 Editors on Epoc
> 
> -A suitable text editor can be downloaded from symbian
> -http://www.symbian.com/developer/downloads/files/editor.zip
> +http://symbianos.org/ hosts a port of vim.

Left untouched, hoping for more feedback.

>   =head2 Features of Perl on Epoc
> 
> @@ -154,6 +153,6 @@
> 
>   =head1 LAST UPDATE
> 
> -2003-01-18
> +2007-03-31
> 
>   =cut
> 
> README.dos:
> ===========
> 
> Line 49, ftp URL fpr DJGPP on ftp.simtel.net gives a 550. 
> ftp://ftp.simtel.net/pub/simtelnet/gnu/djgpp
> 
> However, the (also linked) DJGPP home page has a rather prominent 
> download link. Isn't that enough?

I've changed it like this:

-You can find the full DJGPP distribution on any SimTel.Net mirror all over
-the world. Like:
+You can find the full DJGPP distribution on any of the mirrors listed here:

-        ftp://ftp.simtel.net/pub/simtelnet/gnu/djgpp/v2*
+        http://www.delorie.com/djgpp/getting.html

> README.jp:
> ==========
> http://www.oreilly.com.tw/chinese/ http://www.oreilly.co.jp/catalog.html 
> http://www.oreilly.com.cn/chinese/ 
> http://www.pm.org/groups/asia.shtml#China (as well as #Japan, etc.) all 
> give me 404.

Same change as for README.cn

> README.ko:
> ==========
> http://seoul.pm.org/ has a Fedora Apache test page.
> http://www.oreilly.co.kr/perl/ says "Sorry".
> http://www.perlschool.net/ is a parked domain.
> http://www.perl.co.kr/ doesn't have an HTTP server on port 80 or not DNS 
> entry.
> http://jshin.net/faq/qa8.html and 
> http://kldp.org/Translations/html/UTF8-Unicode-KLDP/UTF8-Unicode-KLDP.html 
> time out. Might be temporary.

Left unchanged. No idea here.

> README.mpeix:
> =============
> Line 284, http://www.bixby.org/ftp/pub/mpe/perl-5.6.0-mpe.tar.Z gives a 
> 404. Naturally, line 288 
> ftp://ftp.bixby.org/pub/mpe/perl-5.6.0-mpe.tar.Z fails, too.
> Sorry, no patch.

A quick google on +mpe +perl -mp3 didn't show me any usable locations
other than the existing perldocs. No changes from here either. And I
don't have MPE to make my own builds.

> README.netware:
> ===============
> Line 27, http://developer.novell.com/ndk/ redirects to 
> http://developer.novell.com/wiki/index.php/Category:Novell_Developer_Kit
> 
> --- README.netware.orig 2007-03-31 15:57:49.000000000 +0200
> +++ README.netware      2007-03-31 15:58:26.000000000 +0200
> @@ -24,8 +24,9 @@
>   The build requires CodeWarrior compiler and linker.  In addition,
>   the "NetWare SDK", "NLM & NetWare Libraries for C" and
>   "NetWare Server Protocol Libraries for C", all available at
> -L<http://developer.novell.com/ndk/>, are also required.
> -Microsoft Visual C++ version 4.2 or later is also required.
> +L<http://developer.novell.com/wiki/index.php/Category:Novell_Developer_Kit>,
> +are required. Microsoft Visual C++ version 4.2 or later is also
> +required.

Done.

>   =head2 Setup
> 
> 
> README.os2:
> ===========
> Lines 211, 212: http://www.leo.org/pub/comp/os/os2/leo/gnu/emx+gcc/ and 
> http://powerusersbbs.com/pub/os2/dev/ are goners as are in lines 238f: 
> ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/pub/os2/emx09c/contrib 
> ftp://ftp.uni-bielefeld.de/pub/systems/msdos/misc
> 
> Line 240 ftp://ftp.leo.org/pub/comp/os/os2/leo/devtools/emx+gcc/contrib 
> times out.
> 
> Line 803 http://www.shadow.net/~troc/os2perl.html is not what it used to 
> be. You know, this README.os2 file is damn long!
> 
> The four URLs on lines 849ff are all bad. The one on line 860 times out.
> 
> Cynically, on line 905, http://www.cpan.org/src/5.0/unsupported gives a 
> nice 404 "Not Found".

Maybe Ilya has some useful info here.

> README.os390:
> =============
> Line 38, 
> http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/zos/unix/faq/bpxqp1.html 
> os no longer available. But the link just a couple lines earlier 
> mentions gzip as well. Perhaps we can replace this line by the page of 
> ported tools at 
> http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/eserver/zseries/zos/unix/bpxa1ty1.html ? 
> Hmm. Perhaps not. How about removing it? I'm not sure what used to be 
> there. (Discussion of gzip on OS/390? No clue.) I'm not proving a patch 
> to remove it.

Hoping for more (random) feedback from people with better os390 foo

> The link http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg245944.html in line 415 
> is dead. It's still available from archive.org at 
> http://web.archive.org/web/20021001175043/publib-b.boulder.ibm.com/Redbooks.nsf/RedbookAbstracts/sg245944.html?Open 
> but a search on the IBM redbooks website turned up nothing. Remove? No 
> patch attached.
> 
> README.os400:
> =============
> Line 17, http://www.iseries.ibm.com/developer/factory/pase/index.html is 
> dead. No idea how to replace it.

Jarkko?

> README.tw:
> ==========
> Line 110, http://www.oreilly.com.tw/chinese/perl/index.html 404s. As 
> does http://www.pm.org/groups/asia.shtml#Taiwan (line 124). Line 128, 
> http://irc.elixus.org fails, too.

Same change as for README.cn and README.jp

> README.vms:
> ===========
> Line 97, http://www.fsf.org/order/ftp.html is no longer available. I 
> suggest removing it. Line 106 ftp://ftp.lp.se/vms/ is bad. I'd also 
> remove it.

All already done by Graig

The applied changes from #30825

==== //depot/perl/README.amiga#22 - /pro/3gl/CPAN/perl/README.amiga ====
@@ -26,7 +26,7 @@
 A recent version of perl for the Amiga can be found at the Geek Gadgets
 section of the Aminet:

-      http://www.aminet.net/~aminet/dev/gg/index.html
+      http://www.aminet.net/~aminet/dev/gg

 =cut

==== //depot/perl/README.cn#5 - /pro/3gl/CPAN/perl/README.cn ====
@@ -117,7 +117,7 @@

 =over 4

-=item L<http://www.pm.org/groups/asia.shtml#China>
+=item L<http://www.pm.org/groups/asia.html>

 ���Perl ������

==== //depot/perl/README.dos#19 - /pro/3gl/CPAN/perl/README.dos ====
@@ -43,10 +43,9 @@
 If you have questions about DJGPP, try posting to the DJGPP newsgroup:
 comp.os.msdos.djgpp, or use the email gateway djgpp@delorie.com.

-You can find the full DJGPP distribution on any SimTel.Net mirror all over
-the world. Like:
+You can find the full DJGPP distribution on any of the mirrors listed here:

-        ftp://ftp.simtel.net/pub/simtelnet/gnu/djgpp/v2*
+        http://www.delorie.com/djgpp/getting.html

 You need the following files to build perl (or add new modules):

==== //depot/perl/README.jp#7 - /pro/3gl/CPAN/perl/README.jp ====
@@ -162,7 +162,7 @@

 =over 4

-=item L<http://www.pm.org/groups/asia.shtml#China>
+=item L<http://www.pm.org/groups/asia.html>

 �����ڿ�������

==== //depot/perl/README.netware#13 - /pro/3gl/CPAN/perl/README.netware ====
@@ -24,8 +24,9 @@
 The build requires CodeWarrior compiler and linker.  In addition,
 the "NetWare SDK", "NLM & NetWare Libraries for C" and
 "NetWare Server Protocol Libraries for C", all available at
-L<http://developer.novell.com/ndk/>, are also required.
-Microsoft Visual C++ version 4.2 or later is also required.
+L<http://developer.novell.com/wiki/index.php/Category:Novell_Developer_Kit>,
+are required. Microsoft Visual C++ version 4.2 or later is also
+required.

 =head2 Setup

==== //depot/perl/README.tw#5 - /pro/3gl/CPAN/perl/README.tw ====
@@ -121,7 +121,7 @@

 =over 4

-=item L<http://www.pm.org/groups/asia.shtml#Taiwan>
+=item L<http://www.pm.org/groups/asia.html>

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-- 
H.Merijn Brand         Amsterdam Perl Mongers (http://amsterdam.pm.org/)
using & porting perl 5.6.2, 5.8.x, 5.9.x   on HP-UX 10.20, 11.00, 11.11,
& 11.23, SuSE 10.0 & 10.2, AIX 4.3 & 5.2, and Cygwin. http://qa.perl.org
http://mirrors.develooper.com/hpux/            http://www.test-smoke.org
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