[Melbourne-pm] Strange behaviour from Net::TFTP
toby.corkindale at strategicdata.com.au
Thu Oct 16 17:59:15 PDT 2008
Leigh Sharpe wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I'm seeing what I consider to be odd behaviour using Net::TFTP to copy
> some files to a remote machine. The part of the code giving me problems
> is this:
> use strict;
> use warnings;
> use Net::TFTP;
> my $ip="126.96.36.199"; # Insert IP address of
> your TFTP server here.
> my $tftp=Net::TFTP->new($ip);
> $tftp->put("file1", "file1") or print "Problem saving file1:
> $tftp->put("file2", "file2") or print "Problem saving file2:
> $tftp->put("file3", "file3") or print "Problem saving file3:
> $tftp->put("file4", "file4") or print "Problem saving file4:
> If all 4 files exist, all is OK. However, if file3 does not exist, I get
> the following:
> Problem saving file3: file3: No such file or directory
> Problem saving file4: file3: No such file or directory
> Now, I can understand that the error message reported by $tftp->error()
> contains the last error encountered, ie that file3 doesn't exist, but
> there is no reason why copying file4 should fail, because it does exist.
> Worse still, file4 is created on the TFTP server, but is empty. So the
> non-existence of file3 is causing the copy of file4 to fail.
> Anyody care to comment on why?
> Should I be calling some other method in between put()'s?
> I considered just DESTROYing the object after each put(), and creating a
> new one, but that just seems wrong.
> I could of course test for the existence of each file first, but the
> docs for Net::TFTP indicate that the above should work, and I'd like to
> know what I'm missing.
It smells quite similar to this bug report:
Perhaps try applying the patches from there and see if it solves the
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