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

From: Adam Spiers
Subject: Re: [Bug-stow] Remove "no outstanding operations" warning?
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 14:05:06 +0000

Hi Adam,

On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 1:30 PM, Adam Sampson <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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
> else...)
> 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,

This sounds like a good suggestion.  I've made a new 'quiet' branch
in the git repo with a patch for this:


Please can you test it?  Then I can make another release.

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