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Re^6: Math::Pari patch for 5.10.0

by syphilis (Bishop)
on Mar 10, 2008 at 09:57 UTC ( #673192=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^5: Math::Pari patch for 5.10.0
in thread Math::Pari patch for 5.10.0

Firstly, aiui, I have to get a working rsync on this Win32 box. And it's the teeth-clenching, suicide-inducing frustration of that step that provides the major dis-incentive.

I have Cygwin, so I ran setup.exe to see if I could install rsync that way. Now, I'm sure rsync is available for Cygwin ... no idea whether it actually works ... but I'm sure it's there somewhere. Of course, it's over 6 months since I've done anything to update my Cygwin installation, and Setup.exe is so arcane in its behaviour that I can't get anywhere with it (tonight, anyway).

After half an hour of fucking around with the garbage that goes by the name of "Cygwin" I decided to give Google a try ... and located something called "" that supposedly wraps rsync.

So I downloaded it, installed it, and gave it a try:
C:\_32\rsync>rsync-wrap -avz rsync:// +nt/ Bad destination "rsync://" at C:\_ +32\rsync\r sync-wrap.exe line 49. This exe file was created with the evaluation version of Perl2Exe. For more information visit (The full version does not display this message with a 2 second delay. +) ... C:\_32\rsync>
I would love to be able to stay up to date with perl source developments, and I have the time at my disposal to do that. But I do not have the temperament to deal with the asociated frustrations (such as outlined above) - even if these frustrations arise from my own (as opposed to anyone else's) inadequacies.

Now ... if there were a tar.gz of the current perl source created once per week (say, at Friday 6pm Greenwich time), then that would be ideal for me. Admittedly, for the rest of the week, it's out of date (but it's never more than one week out of date). Thing is, I can get my computer to download a tar.gz from anywhere on the internet in an instant ... and no temptation to go looking for a loaded rifle.

Well ... I guess that aint gunna happen, so I'll just have to bite the bullet (ooow ... bad metaphor) and get rsync installed.

It just pisses me off that, in the time I've spent failing to get rsync installed, I could have downloaded and built both perl and Math::Pari at least twice.

I do have a (more or less) functional cvs utility. But that's not going to help me out, is it ?


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Re^7: Math::Pari patch for 5.10.0
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Mar 10, 2008 at 10:32 UTC
      That'd be great!!
      (I've /msg'd my regular email address to BrowserUk so he can send it over.)


        My original post, complaining of my inability to find a working rsync was sent at 6pm (local time). Almost 7 hours later, and courtesy of an additional email from BrowserUk that included an 'ssh.exe' I was able to succesfully run rsync -avz rsync:// Unfortunately, I've so far been unable to locate the files it claimed to have downloaded. I've just done a search of my entire hard drive and they're still not visible ... where does rsync place the files it downloads ? I expected them to be placed somewhere in the cwd, but that's definitely not where they are.

        Maybe they'll pop up in the morning ... or next week ... or next year ...

Re^7: Math::Pari patch for 5.10.0
by ysth (Canon) on Mar 10, 2008 at 18:24 UTC
      Finding things in the categories Cygwin puts them in can be challenging

      Like you, I recall it as being a case of just toggling the right button - but either rsync is not listed there, or I didn't toggle the right thing. The rsync package that BrowserUk sent appears to be cygwin based anyway.

      Thanks for the link to the snapshot. I've saved it in case rsync decides to start giving me grief at some stage in the future.


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