[darcs-users] Re: "darcs dist" on windows

Mark Stosberg mark at summersault.com
Wed Nov 3 18:53:05 UTC 2004


On 2004-11-03, Ketil Malde <ketil at ii.uib.no> wrote:
> David Roundy <droundy at abridgegame.org> writes:
>
>>> ~/dev/morrowF$ darcs dist -v
>>> tar: Cannot execute remote shell: No such file or directory
>>> tar: c\:/daan/dev/morrowF/darcs-19466: Cannot open: I/O erro
>>> tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
>>> Created dist as morrowF.tar.gz
>
>> It actually looks like maybe tar is just getting
>> confused simply because of the whole backslash/forward slash issue, and the
>> fact that darcs uses forward slashes.  Although why tar would be trying to
>> excecute a remote shell is a mystery to me.
>
> My guess would be the : in the path name being interpreted as
> host:directory (ssh/rsh style).  Tar has the option of using a remote
> shell to access remote files and devices.  (Similarly, an @ in a file
> name will easily confuse tar on Unix as well)  I would consider this a
> bug (a.k.a. misfeature) in tar.

Sometimes quoting can fix issues like this.

e.g:

c\:/daan/dev/morrowF/darcs-19466

versus:

"c\:/daan/dev/morrowF/darcs-19466"

However, I'm not a Windows user.

	Mark





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