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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Can't create .listing files over FTP

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Can't create .listing files over FTP
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 13:53:23 +1000

On Fri, 2004-04-30 at 06:51, Magnus Henoch wrote:
> Magnus Henoch <address@hidden> writes:
> [ FTP server doesnt handle 'rename FROM TO' where FROM is an absolute
> path ]
> > Looks like an FTP server bug.  The server doesn't tell what it's
> > running; I'll ask my ISP about that.
> They are now aware of the problem, but won't fix it (at least not
> now), as tla is pretty much the only client which uses absolute
> pathnames.
> Thus, I patched my way around the problem:
> address@hidden/tla--ftpbug--1.3
> I made pfs_ftp_rename change to the directory of the file to be
> renamed/moved, and change back afterwards.  This switching back and
> forth is suboptimal, but not knowing the code well I'm not sure which
> functions might depend on the current working directory.
> This works for me, at least.  Not sure if it would be worth merging
> into tla, as it seems to be a quite rare problem.

if you make it kick in automatically:
when the rename fails attempt with relative path, and remember that
failure, then it would make sense to me to merge.

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