[mythtv] Re: [mythtv-commits] Ticket #857: Patch to mythrename.pl to work correctly with slave backends

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Fri Dec 23 16:44:15 EST 2005

Michael T. Dean wrote:
> Tom Lichti wrote:
>> Also, on your posted patch, how did you get the filenames the way you 
>> did? Mine seems convoluted compared to yours. I'm referring to this 
>> part:
>> Index: contrib/mythrename.pl
>> ===================================================================
>> --- contrib/mythrename.pl    (revision 8364)
>> +++ contrib/mythrename.pl    (working copy)
>> I assume you are using a local SVN repo?
> Yep.
> Checked out with:
> $ svn co http://svn.mythtv.org/svn/trunk/mythtv
> Then edited contrib/mythrename.pl with:
> $ cd mythtv
> $ vi contrib/mythrename.pl
> (of course ;) and created the patch (from the mythtv directory) with:
> $ svn diff > ../mythrename-locally_accessible_files.patch
Woah. Lots of info there... :)

I have my own repo as well, I didn't realize you could do that. Anyway, 
I was trying to debug my patch, since it doesn't remove any existing 
links on subsequent runs. The problem is here:

                foreach my $file (<$sub/*>) {
                    next unless (-l $file);
                    unlink $file or die "Couldn't remove old symlink 
$file:  $!\n";

If the path has a space in it, this code doesn't work, and I'm not sure 
how to fix it (aside from not creating paths with spaces in them). There 
also seems to be a problem with running on a slave, but first things 


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