distraction in action
I just wrapped up Backup Bouncer 0.2.0, with the major change being that it now builds on Snow Leopard. Get it at the usual place. BB used to include a program called ctool that I had thought about using but never actually used. This ctool program was unmaintained and didn’t build on SnoLep, so I finally just wiped it out.
All is not quite well on the Snow Leopard front, however. The rsync that Apple ships (at least the one in 10.6.1) has a bug. When copying a FIFO it attempts to copy the contents of the FIFO. If you know what a FIFO is, you know why this is bad. So rsync hangs in the
Oh, and I also fixed a bug with the BSD flags test. If you care about that stuff you should re-test.
One other interesting tidbit — I changed the “lots of metadata” test to lock the file. This trips up some copiers that duplicate the “locked” status before setting up other metadata, causing the other metadata to be lost.
Much to my shame, I had an e-mail upheaval and I can’t find the names of the individuals who reported the BSD flags bug and the “early locking” phenomenon. If that was you, please drop me a message and I’ll give you the credit you deserve.
UPDATE: It was Rob Kennedy who reported the BSD flags bug and the “early locking” phenomenon. I hadn’t thought to search through my blog comments. Silly me! Thanks a lot for those tips, Rob!