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[Bug-stow] Remove "no outstanding operations" warning?

From: Adam Sampson
Subject: [Bug-stow] Remove "no outstanding operations" warning?
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:30:55 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)


I upgraded from stow 1 to stow 2 last month for the GARStow packaging
system; it's working happily, but I now get a "There are no outstanding
operations to perform" warning nearly every time I use it.

This is because I'm normally doing stow -R: I install software into
/target/packages/hello-1.2, symlink that to /target/packages/hello, then
"stow -R hello" to update the symlinks in the target directory. (I
picked this scheme up from the University of Kent's sysadmins; I don't
know whether they invented it themselves or got it from somewhere

The same problem would presumably apply if I was just installing new
versions of software directly into /target/packages/hello; if a minor
upgrade doesn't add or remove any files in the target directory, then
restowing it will result in a warning.

Would it make sense to just remove the warning? stow will still give an
error if an operation fails, and in the case of a restow doing nothing
is the ideal outcome.

Thanks very much,

Adam Sampson <address@hidden>                         <http://offog.org/>

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