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Re: Most infamous "Last words":

by chargrill (Parson)
on Aug 25, 2006 at 04:56 UTC ( #569511=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Most infamous "Last words":

I voted for "reformat and reinstall".

I was having trouble after trouble with my perl installation on cygwin at my new job. CPAN was broken - refused to run make. I'd use it to get get modules, then cd ~/.cpan/build/module-dir; make && make test.... Had to work out the dependencies myself. Then cygwin/X stopped working. "Screw this, I'll just blow away C:\cygwin and start from scratch".

Half a day later, and I think I have most of the modules I had worked so hard to get installed the first time re-installed. CPAN is still a little funky (serves me right for keeping a "hand-me-down" computer instead of insisting on a freshly imaged box) but let me tell you that reformating and reinstalling is not always the best option :)

$,=42;for(34,0,-3,9,-11,11,-17,7,-5){$*.=pack'c'=>$,+=$_}for(reverse s +plit//=>$* ){$%++?$ %%2?push@C,$_,$":push@c,$_,$":(push@C,$_,$")&&push@c,$"}$C[$# +C]=$/;($#C >$#c)?($ c=\@C)&&($ C=\@c):($ c=\@c)&&($C=\@C);$%=$|;for(@$c){print$_^ +$$C[$%++]}

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[ambrus]: MLX: if it's a work email, then it's probably not Uncle Sam that matters, but what the account managing server at work thinks your name is. Those can differ. For example, we've had two co-workers with identical real name at one point,
[ambrus]: so one got a stupid suffix in the email account (people have email address based on their real name here usually).

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