[tex-live] tl09 release status: coming up

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Oct 6 18:01:42 CEST 2009

Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> wrote:

> Yury G. Kudryashov wrote:
> > Why haven't you contacted Synametrics? It seems that their rsync is
> > either buggy or needs another syntax.
> Because so far there is no evidence to suggest that
> this behaviour is an artifact of the Synametrics port.


of _course_ any but a windows or vms machine would fault names prefixed
with ":" in both source and destination arguments of rsync.

but windows has a file syntax which involves "drive-letter" ":" at the
start of a name; plainly synametrics haven't bothered to deal with that
part of windows syntax, which is surely a failing.

the required code would be more challenging for a vms port, where
directory names can have arbitrary text strings before the ":", but
windows is easy, here.


More information about the tex-live mailing list