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 Software Version Description
 for
  File::PM2File - Convert PM specifications to file specifications
 Revision: G
 Version: 0.08
 Date: 2004/04/09
 Prepared for: General Public
 Prepared by:  SoftwareDiamonds.com E<lt>support@SoftwareDiamonds.comE<gt>
 Copyright: copyright  2003 Software Diamonds
 Classification: NONE


1.0 SCOPE

This paragraph identifies and provides an overview of the released files.

1.1 Identification

This release, identified in 3.2, is a collection of Perl modules that extend the capabilities of the Perl language.

1.2 System overview

The system is the Perl programming language software. As established by the Perl referenced documents, program modules, such as the ``File::PM2File'' module, extend the Perl language.

The routines in this distribution convert a Program Module specification to the file specification for the current site operating system.

1.3 Document overview.

This document releases File::PM2File version 0.08 providing a description of the inventory, installation instructions and other information necessary to utilize and track this release.


3.0 VERSION DESCRIPTION

All file specifications in this SVD use the Unix operating system file specification.

3.1 Inventory of materials released.

This document releases the file

 File-PM2File-0.08.tar.gz

found at the following repository(s):

  http://www.softwarediamonds/packages/
  http://www.perl.com/CPAN-local/authors/id/S/SO/SOFTDIA/

Restrictions regarding duplication and license provisions are as follows:

Copyright.

copyright 2003 Software Diamonds

Copyright holder contact.
 603 882-0846 E<lt>support@SoftwareDiamonds.comE<gt>
License.

Software Diamonds permits the redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, provided that the following conditions are met:

  1. Redistributions of source code, modified or unmodified must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

  2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

SOFTWARE DIAMONDS, http://www.SoftwareDiamonds.com, PROVIDES THIS SOFTWARE 'AS IS' AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL SOFTWARE DIAMONDS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL,EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

3.2 Inventory of software contents

The content of the released, compressed, archieve file, consists of the following files:

 file                                                         version date       comment
 ------------------------------------------------------------ ------- ---------- ------------------------
 lib/Docs/Site_SVD/File_PM2File.pm                            0.08    2004/04/09 revised 0.07
 MANIFEST                                                     0.08    2004/04/09 generated, replaces 0.07
 Makefile.PL                                                  0.08    2004/04/09 generated, replaces 0.07
 README                                                       0.08    2004/04/09 generated, replaces 0.07
 lib/File/PM2File.pm                                          1.13    2004/04/08 unchanged
 t/File/PM2File.d                                             0.05    2004/04/09 revised 0.04
 t/File/PM2File.pm                                            0.01    2004/04/08 unchanged
 t/File/PM2File.t                                             0.12    2004/04/09 revised 0.11
 t/File/File/Package.pm                                       1.14    2004/04/09 unchanged
 t/File/Test/Tech.pm                                          1.17    2004/04/09 unchanged
 t/File/Data/Secs2.pm                                         1.15    2004/04/09 unchanged

=head2 3.3 Changes

Changes are as follows:

Test-TestUtil-0.01

Originated

Test-TestUtil-0.02

Correct failure from Josts Smokehouse`` <Jost.Krieger+smokeback@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> test run

t/Test/TestUtil/TestUtil....Bareword ``fspec_dirs'' not allowed while ``strict subs'' in use at

  /net/sunu991/disc1/.cpanplus/5.8.0/build/Test-TestUtil-0.01/blib/lib/Test/TestUtil.pm line 56.

Changed line 56 from

 my @dirs = (fspec_dirs) ? $from_package->splitdir( $fspec_dirs ) : ();

to

 my @dirs = ($fspec_dirs) ? $from_package->splitdir( $fspec_dirs ) : ();

This error is troublesome since the test passed on my system using Active Perl under Microsoft NT. It should never have passed. This error is in a core method, fspec2fspec, that changes file specifications from one operating system to another operating system. This method has been in service unchanged for some time.

Test-TestUtil-0.03

Correct failure from Josts Smokehouse`` <Jost.Krieger+smokeback@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> test run

PERL_DL_NONLAZY=1 /usr/local/perl/bin/perl ``-MExtUtils::Command::MM'' ``-e'' ``test_harness(0, 'blib/lib', 'blib/arch')'' t/Test/TestUtil/TestUtil.t t/Test/TestUtil/TestUtil....# Test 18 got: '$VAR1 = ''; ' (t/Test/TestUtil/TestUtil.t at line 540 fail #17) # Expected: '$VAR1 = '\\=head1 Title Page

The pm2datah method is not returning any data for Test 18. This will also cause the test of pm2data, test 19 to fail. The pm2datah is searching for the string ``\n__DATA__\n''.

The ``\n'' character on Perl is a logical end of line character sequence. The ``\n'' end of line is different on Mr. Smokehouse's Unix operating system than on my Windows NT operating system. The test file was created under MSWin32 and uses a MSWin32 ``\n''. Under UNIX, pm2datah method will look for the Unix ``\n'' and there will not be any.

Changed ``\n__DATA__\n'' to /[\012\015]__DATA__/.

During the clean-up for CPAN, broke the format_hash_table method for tables in hash of hash format. Fixed the break, added test 29 to the t/Test/TestUtil/TestUtil.t test script for this feature, and added a discusssion of this feature in POD discription for format_hash_table

Test-TestUtil-0.04

item our old friend visits again - DOS and UNIX text file incompatibility

This impacts other modules. We have to examine all modules for this portability defect and correct any found defects.

Correct failure from Josts Smokehouse`` <Jost.Krieger+smokeback@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> and Kingpin <mthurn@carbon> test runs.

On Mr. Smokehouse's run email the got: VAR1 clearly showed extra white space line that is not present in the expected: VAR1. In Mr. Kingpin's run the got: VAR1 and expected: VAR1 look visually the same. However, the Unix found a difference(s) and failed the test.

For Mr. Smokehouse's run:

PERL_DL_NONLAZY=1 /usr/local/bin/perl ``-MExtUtils::Command::MM'' ``-e'' ``test_harness(0, 'blib/lib', 'blib/arch')'' t/Test/TestUtil/TestUtil.t t/Test/TestUtil/TestUtil....NOK 18# Test 18 got: '$VAR1 = '\\=head1 Title Page


 Software Version Description

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  File::PM2File - Convert PM specifications to file specifications

 Revision: G

[snip]


(t/Test/TestUtil/TestUtil.t at line 565 fail #17)
#    Expected: '$VAR1 = '\\=head1 Title Page

 Software Version Description

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  File::PM2File - Convert PM specifications to file specifications

What we have before, was a totally ``failure to communicate.'' aka Cool Hand Luke. VAR1 was empty. Now VAR1 has something. It is not completely dead. One probable cause is the Unix operating system must be producing two Unix \012 new lines for a Microsoft single newline \015\012. Without being able to examine the test with a debugger, the only way to verify this is to provide the fix and see if the problem goes away when this great group of testers try for the fourth time.

Revised fin method to take a handle, change pm2datah method handle, $fh, to binary by adding a binmode $fh statement, and pass the actual thru the fin method for test 18.

Use fin($fh) to read in the data for pm2data, test 19 Unit Under Test (UUT), instead of using the raw file handle.

The fin method takes any \015\012 combination and changes it into the logical Perl new line, ``\n'', for the current operating system.

File-FileUtil-0.01
File-FileUtil-0.02

Added the method hex_dump.

File-FileUtil-0.03
test_lib2inc

Returns to parent directory of the first t directory going up from the test script instead of the t directory.

find_t_roots

Added the function find_t_roots that returns the parent directory of all the directories in @INC

File-PM2File-0.01

Removed the methods for converting a program module specification to its absolute file from the ``File::FileUtil'' module to their own module ``File::PM2File'' module. The module name is now more descriptive of the routines in the module.

File-PM2File-0.02

Changed prerequisite from ``Test::STD::Scrub'' to ``Text::Scrub''. This was a change to make the name more descriptive of the contents of the program module.

File-PM2File-0.03

Added 1 to the end of File::PM2File

File-PM2File-0.04

Added SelfLoader to File::PM2File

Change test so that test support files resides in distribution directory tlib. Test support files not longer need be in the lib directory. The test support files in tlib will vanish after the installtion.

File-PM2File-0.05

Added subroutine interfaces.

Use Archive::TarGzip that uses modd 777 for directories instead of 666. Started to get emails from Unix about untar not being able to change to a directory with mod of 666.

File-PM2File-0.06

Added the 'Data-Secs2' to the 'tlib' test library. Upgraded to the 'Test-Tech' module that uses the 'Data-Secs2' module.

File-PM2File-0.07

Obsoleted and superceded by the File::Where program module. All the subroutines now use functions from the File::Where program module. Changing over to File::Where subroutines will provide a micro increase in performance by eliminating a layer of subroutine calls.

The lastest build of Test::STDmaker expects the test library in the same directory as the test script. Coordiated with the lastest Test::STDmaker by moving the test library from tlib to t/File, the same directory as the test script and deleting the test library File::TestPath program module.

File-PM2File-0.08
 Subject: FAIL Test-Tech-0.18 i586-linux 2.4.22-4tr 
 From: cpansmoke@alternation.net 
 Date: Thu,  8 Apr 2004 15:09:35 -0300 (ADT)
 PERL_DL_NONLAZY=1 /usr/bin/perl5.8.0 "-MExtUtils::Command::MM" "-e" "test_harness(0, 'blib/lib', 'blib/arch')" t/Test/Tech/Tech.t
 t/Test/Tech/Tech....Can't locate FindBIN.pm
 Summary of my perl5 (revision 5.0 version 8 subversion 0) configuration:
   Platform:
     osname=linux, osvers=2.4.22-4tr, archname=i586-linux

This is capitalization problem. The program module name is 'FindBin' not 'FindBIN' which is part of Perl. Microsoft does not care about capitalization differences while linux does. This error is in the test script automatically generated by Test::STDmaker and was just introduced when moved test script libraries from tlib to the directory of the test script. Repaired Test::STDmaker and regenerated the distribution.


=back

3.4 Adaptation data.

This installation requires that the installation site has the Perl programming language installed. There are no other additional requirements or tailoring needed of configurations files, adaptation data or other software needed for this installation particular to any installation site.

3.5 Related documents.

There are no related documents needed for the installation and test of this release.

3.6 Installation instructions.

Instructions for installation, installation tests and installation support are as follows:

Installation Instructions.

To installed the release file, use the CPAN module in the Perl release or the INSTALL.PL script at the following web site:

 http://packages.SoftwareDiamonds.com

Follow the instructions for the the chosen installation software.

The distribution file is at the following respositories:

  http://www.softwarediamonds/packages/
  http://www.perl.com/CPAN-local/authors/id/S/SO/SOFTDIA/
Prerequistes.
  'File::Where' => '0.02'

=item Security, privacy, or safety precautions.

None.

Installation Tests.

Most Perl installation software will run the following test script(s) as part of the installation:

 t/File/PM2File.t
Installation support.

If there are installation problems or questions with the installation contact

 603 882-0846 E<lt>support@SoftwareDiamonds.comE<gt>

3.7 Possible problems and known errors

There is still much work needed to ensure the quality of this module as follows:


4.0 NOTES

The following are useful acronyms:

.d

extension for a Perl demo script file

.pm

extension for a Perl Library Module

.t

extension for a Perl test script file

POD

Plain Old Documentation


2.0 SEE ALSO

File::File2PM
Docs::US_DOD::SVD