[Dirvish] Experimental version 1.3.1 (delayed reply)

Keith Lofstrom keithl at kl-ic.com
Sat Oct 1 18:50:47 PDT 2005

On Thu 09 Jun 2005, Keith Lofstrom wrote:
>> Right now, instead of a standard module, Build.PL prepends the
>> following to every dirvish application program:
>>    $CONFDIR = "/etc/dirvish";            # configurable
>>    use lib "/usr/share/dirvish";         # configurable
>>    use      dirvishlib;

On Wed, Aug 17, 2005 at 01:19:37PM +0200, Paul Slootman wrote:
> This is already where it goes wrong for me. In my version, the following
> lines are prepended:
> #!/usr/bin/perl
> #----------------------------
> # Configured by Module::Build
> # on Wed Aug 17 13:12:31 2005
> # these lines prepended by ./Build
> $CONFDIR = /etc/dirvish;    
> use        /usr/share/dirvish/dirvish.pl;
> Note no quotes round the $CONFDIR value, no 'use lib' and no
> dirvishlib...

The code has been corrected;  somehow an old version got sent up there.

> BTW, wouldn't it make sense to do "chmod 755 Build.PL" before making the
> tarball? Then the chmod instruction could go away...

For some mysterious reason, Module::Build strips the execution bits
when making the tar file.  I changed the instructions in INSTALL, so
that you now do a "perl Build.PL" .  Someday, I will get down into
the bowels of Module::Build and see how to keep it from fooling
with permissions.  Probably an undocumented command line option...

Sorry for the delay in getting to this.  Note, I have just tested
the changes on the test directories on my laptop, the machine I
use for alternate backup server tests is not available today, so
this is not tested as thoroughly as I would like.


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