|The stupid question is the question not asked|
Re^11: Math::Pari patch for 5.10.0by syphilis (Chancellor)
|on Mar 10, 2008 at 14:31 UTC||Need Help??|
Please read the rsync manual
Why should I bother doing that when 'perldoc perlhack' explicitly told me what I had to run ?
(Actually, the '.' you quoted from my post was just a "full stop" - not part of the command that I actually ran.) Needless to say, when I run the command exactly as you suggested it works fine :-) I can now see that the command I ran simply downloaded the list of files - but not the actual files, themselves. The (what-I-presume-to-be-successful) download terminates with:
Not sure of the effect of that error message - I'll find out tomorrow when I try to build perl-5.11.0 (and Math-Pari, if perl-5.11.0 builds ok) - and I'll report back. It's now nearly 1.30am over here (and I was up at 3am yesterday morning) ... 7.5 hours of shit is enough for me for one night :-)
Thanks to ysth, BrowserUk and haoess.