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From "Jeff Tulley" <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] does not properly function on NetWare
Date Fri, 02 Nov 2001 18:04:41 GMT
Yes, "NetWare" is the correct capitalization.

I'll get back to you on the scripts.  I went in and made it portable to NetWare,
but it seems like it didn't serve the exact same purpose as bootstrap.bat or even runAnt.bat.
 (Though it is very similar to this).  

Actually, it looks like it is meant to be the equivalent of ant.bat itself.  

As for cross-platformness, I'd like to achieve this if possible.  And, NetWare doesn't have
a recursive delete, so I have incentive to achieve this strictly using perl.  

Jeff Tulley  (
Novell, Inc., the leading provider of Net services software.

>>> 11/2/01 12:07:05 AM >>>
On Wed, 31 Oct 2001, Jeff Tulley <> 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 that could replace ant.bat - bootstrap
may be a bit more difficult than that (given the problems you

> 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.


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