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[perl #41382] Problem with rmtree on Windows UNC Path Perl 5.8.8

James E Keenan via RT
August 13, 2012 16:07
[perl #41382] Problem with rmtree on Windows UNC Path Perl 5.8.8
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On Wed Jan 31 02:57:48 2007, fmu67 wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I could not find any hint about my problem in your bug tracker, searching 
> for rmtree and UNC Path. Only in the bugzilla system at Active State site 
> I could found an entry with this subject, as follows:
> Bug 45042: Attachments
> No attachments
>  Top
> Description and Comments: No wrap
> ------- Description from Steven Suhr 2006-03-06 15:04
>         The modified implementation of rmtree in this distribution tries 
> to chdir to a directory that is to be removed and then verify that '.'
> the same fileystem and inode numbers as the originally specified path. As 
> a result of this change, rmtree on a Windows computer cannot remove a 
> subdirectory of a network share specified as a UNC path, because the
> result returned by stat '.' is -1.
> Activity: no activity
> So I want to ask is there a problem that should solved from Active State 
> or is the a general problem.
> I attache the bug report.
> Thanks for help.
> Sincerely
> Frank Mueller 
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Can anyone on Win32, particularly Active Perl, confirm whether this
problem exists in a supported version of Perl (5.14 or 5.16)?

Thank you very much.
Jim Keenan

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