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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Exec.java does not properly function on NetWare
Date Fri, 02 Nov 2001 07:07:05 GMT
On Wed, 31 Oct 2001, Jeff Tulley <JTULLEY@novell.com> wrote:

> Forgot to answer one of your questions, Stefan.

Don't worry.

> Yes, NetWare ships with Perl, version 5 I think.

There already is a runant.pl that could replace ant.bat - bootstrap
may be a bit more difficult than that (given the problems you
describe).

> In some of the build scripts (bootstrap.bat mainly), the command,
> "rmdir /r" to prune a directory occurs, and is difficult to
> implement in Perl, especially given a bug in NetWare's Perl.

If you brand it as "NetWare Perl", you could simply use system("") -
if NetWare has an OS command to recursively remove directories.  I
don't think you need to pay too much attention to portability in the
scripts that are platform specific by definition.

BTW, is NetWare the correct capitalization (just showing my ignorance,
I know).  If so, condition.html should be patched.

Stefan

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