[cvsnt] Latest Updates / ampersand modules

Kai Bernhard kb at brueckmann-gmbh.de
Mon Jul 14 16:31:09 BST 2003

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Tony Hoyle schrieb:

> There have been no changes with ampersand modules since 2.0.5, which is
> reported to be working OK.  Presumably you're using a configuration which is
> unusual - can you post your modules file?
> TBH I'd avoid them like the plague - the code that produces them has so many
> exceptions in it now I'm tempted to ditch the whole modules system and rewrite
> it anyway...  it's only a matter of time before something gets corrupted.
> Tony

There is just that one line in my modules file, exactly like
mod &ampmod1 &ampmod2 &ampmod3 &ampmod4 &ampmod5 &ampmod6 &ampmod7 
&ampmod8 &ampmod9 &ampmod10 &ampmod11

"mod" itself contains no files and does not even have a folder in the 
repository. Apart from that and maybe the number (11) of ampersand 
modules, I don't think it is an unusal configuration..? Am I making 
mistakes here that just "accidentially" work in 2.0.3?

When i checkout "mod" with 2.0.3, cvs creates mod, mod\ampmod1, 
mod\ampmod2, ..., mod\ampmod11, all works fine as I expected. Checking 
out "mod" with 2.0.5 and 2.0.6 hangs at the end of ampmod2, giving the 
"something bad" msg and error 50 when creating the crash dump. Today I 
also realized that it checks out ampmod1 to mod\ampmod1\ampmod1 and 
ampmod2 to mod\ampmod2\ampmod2. As you say you didn't change it between 
2.0.5 and 2.0.6, I guess 2.0.5 will do the same but I didn't notice.

ampmod1 does not have subdirectories, ampmod2 does.

There has been a posting on 5th of July "ampersand module not working in 
2.05", seems to be the same problem. I tried to reply to that, but the 
mail bounced :-( reason: 554 <cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook>: Recipient address 
rejected: Access denied

I remember there have been problems in 2.0.3 in relation with ampersand 
modules and the -d parameter, reported on this list around may 7th. But, 
as I don't need -d, 2.0.3 works fine for me. I see it is a complex 
issue, and fixing one end may break the other (guess that happened 
2.0.3>2.0.4/5) - rewriting might be a good idea. If you need any more 
information, or want me to check with current development version, I can 
do that tomorrow. I could also try to reproduce the problem with a 
sample module in a test repository, zip that and mail it to you.


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