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Craig A. Berry
August 21, 2009 20:23
Re: A few questions about setting up a Perl smoker:
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On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 9:11 PM, Curtis
Jewell<> wrote:
>  I should try compiling rsync
> using msys myself before I give up on that option, however.

I don't know what msys does about fork(), but IIRC, rsync uses fork()
in a pretty deeply unixy fashion, i.e., passing lots of global data to
the child rather than just creating an independent process.

> 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.

That's obviously the right thing to do if it gets you up and running
the quickest of the options you're considering.

> (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
> now.)

What's pretty new is the existence in the repository of code to
generate a reasonable facsimile of the .patch file:

I don't know if anyone's tried to run that on Windows yet, so your
experience/feedback could be significant.  If it works, adding one
line to run it at an appropriate place in Test::Smoke could be all you
need to know what commit you're smoking.

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