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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [BUG] Botched invariant error on make-archive with

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [BUG] Botched invariant error on make-archive with relative path
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 18:25:47 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.28i

On Wed, Mar 24, 2004 at 08:25:28PM +0000, Mike Hearn wrote:
> tla make-archive address@hidden archive
> PANIC: exiting on botched invariant
> It has to be an absolute path. That's not intuitive, and the error given
> even less so.

The error message (as usual with tla :-) sucks, but make-archive also
registers the archive, and clearly an absolute path is required for that.

The UI code could make a relative path absolute, but I think it's better if
it doesn't, to make it clear to the user exactly what path will be used for
future accesses to the archive, and to make the syntactic distiction between
URIs and file-paths more clear.

If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten.  [George Carlin]

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