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Re: StepSync 0.1 : wrong path and folders empty

From: Patrick Cardona
Subject: Re: StepSync 0.1 : wrong path and folders empty
Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 20:33:23 +0200
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Hi Riccardo,

I built the last release of StepSync I found from the gap repo (i.e. 1.1 according to the info panel) and I could test a sync of a large amount of data from a mounted usb hard drive (source) to my ssd drive (target) where my home directory is set : 15,5 GiB with a plenty of subfolders and 2679 files (music). All those folders ans files were created/copied and the analysis did a correct check after all.
I also noted that the gauge (progress bar) was working fine.


On 2020-06-29 23:28:29 +0200 Riccardo Mottola <riccardo.mottola@libero.it> wrote:

Hi Patrick,

Patrick Cardona via Discussion list for the GNUstep programming environment wrote:
Hi Riccardo,

I added some subfolders of subfolders... with new files to the source folder. F.e. :


When I made a sync with StepSync to the target :
'TRAVAIL' on a removable device
where the path 'COURS/3LA' was already there,
I found two issues :

1) The new subfolders have been appended at the root of the Target folder 'TRAVAIL' : bad path. We should expect the new path to be created like 'mkdir -p in the CLI'. 2) And these folders were empty : we should not expect the files to be copied in each folder when the path is wrong. So the 2nd issue seemed linked to the first.

I suspected something went wrong because the status between the two folders showed inconsistent numbers in the window of StepSync after it proceeded.

Are you using something like rsync under the UI ?
Maybe you already know those issues and planned to correct those in the upcoming release ?

this is a little bit unexpected, I have used StepSync hundreds of times for my own use. I do not use rsync under the UI, the engine is "mine" and completely written inside GNUstep's Base capabilities.

However, I did really a lot of work in 0.2 comparted to past release. Really revamped the core, added multi-threading and fixed countless things. I never have seen your specific bug, but maybe it is "fixed by miracle" ?
Now that you have full GAP you could try it if you want.


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