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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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