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Subject: bug: psync problem
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2006 04:34:43 -0700 (PDT)
To: bug-MacOSX-File [...] rt.cpan.org
From: "Dr. Clea F. Rees" <margali [...] imapmail.org>
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* Distribution name and version MacOSX::File 0.71 (latest) * Perl version (Find this by running the command perl -v) 5.8.6 * Operating System vendor and version Mac OS X 10.4.7 psync fails to do correct incremental backups in the following sort of case: 1) create directory a with a subdirectory g containing a text file t 2) create directory b with a subdirectory c containing another subdirectory y containing a text file f 3) cd b ; ln -s c/y ./g 4) use psync to backup a to b, deleting unused files etc.: psync -d a b [ -d followed by 1, 2 or 3 seems to behave identically despite documentation ] 5) a/g, a/g/t will not be backed up This is a serious issue for users of package management utilities such as stow (available from GNU). In fact, this is how I discovered the bug. I did search, but cannot find this reported either among the cpan reports or via a Google search. This also undermines Carbon Copy Cloner, which relies partly on psync. Happy to provide more information if required. -- Dr. Clea F. Rees Department of Philosophy Cowell Academic Services University of California Santa Cruz CA 95064 U.S.A. cfrees@imapmail.org http://people.ucsc.edu/~cfrees/


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