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Curtis Jewell
August 21, 2009 19:11
Re: A few questions about setting up a Perl smoker:
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(whoops. One of these minutes, I need to pay my e-mail provider for more

On Fri, 21 Aug 2009 21:46 -0400, "George Greer" <>
> On Fri, 21 Aug 2009, Craig A. Berry wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 4:30 PM, Craig A. Berry<> wrote:
> >>  If you really mean snapshot as in a zipball with a static URL
> >> but one that will always give you the latest of whatever branch you
> >> are smoking, then I don't have a good answer as it looks like the
> >> snapshots available from gitweb are all tied to a commit ID so you
> >> have to know the latest commit.
> >
> > Whoops, spoke too soon.  Looks like
> >
> >
> >
> > should do the trick for blead, and
> >
> >
> >
> > for maint.  I'm told these are expensive for the server, so use other
> > methods if you have them, but if this is what you need to do smokes
> > then by all means use them.
> There's an rsync method available in Test::Smoke, which should be a lot 
> nicer on the server.
> -- 
> George Greer

I caught that, but then I'd have to rsync in a VM (I'm NOT installing
cygwin stuff on the host machine where I'm working on Strawberry, and I
haven't found a non-cygwin win32 rsync yet) and then copy it out.  I
could probably get it to work, however.  I should try compiling rsync
using msys myself before I give up on that option, however.

And considering I'd only be smoking 2-3 times a week (once on blead,
once or twice on maint-5.10), I don't think that it'd hurt all that much
to download a tarball and extract it.

(I tried with a Git checkout around 5 August, and while it successfully
built, it didn't know what checkout it was at... Maybe that's been fixed

Curtis Jewell

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