Debian Bug report logs - #426145
busybox: handles cp/rm but fails for symlinks

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Package: busybox; Maintainer for busybox is Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>; Source for busybox is src:busybox.

Reported by: Justin Pryzby <justinpryzby@users.sourceforge.net>

Date: Sat, 26 May 2007 17:36:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version busybox/1:1.1.3-4

Fixed in version 1:1.17.1-8

Done: Michael Tokarev <mjt@tls.msk.ru>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#426145; Package busybox. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Justin Pryzby <justinpryzby@users.sourceforge.net>:
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From: Justin Pryzby <justinpryzby@users.sourceforge.net>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: busybox: handles cp/rm but fails for symlinks
Date: Sat, 26 May 2007 13:35:17 -0400
Package: busybox
Version: 1:1.1.3-4

busybox mv handles moving across devices eg. when rename() can't work.
But it doesn't work moving a dangling symlink like:

cd /mnt/a
ln -s x y
rm -f ./x
mv y /mnt/b

This is mildly annoying when you're in an initrd and mv breaks for lib64
or such (since lib has already been moved) and you have to go and
recreate various links.



Reply sent to Michael Tokarev <mjt@tls.msk.ru>:
You have taken responsibility. (Tue, 07 Dec 2010 20:03:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Justin Pryzby <justinpryzby@users.sourceforge.net>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Tue, 07 Dec 2010 20:03:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 426145-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Michael Tokarev <mjt@tls.msk.ru>
To: Justin Pryzby <justinpryzby@users.sourceforge.net>, 426145-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#426145: busybox: handles cp/rm but fails for symlinks
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2010 22:58:58 +0300
Version: 1:1.17.1-8

26.05.2007 21:35, Justin Pryzby wrote:
> Package: busybox
> Version: 1:1.1.3-4
> 
> busybox mv handles moving across devices eg. when rename() can't work.
> But it doesn't work moving a dangling symlink like:
> 
> cd /mnt/a
> ln -s x y
> rm -f ./x
> mv y /mnt/b

The current version in squeeze (1:1.17.1-8) handles this
situation just fine.  So closing this bug now.

Thanks!

/mjt




Bug archived. Request was from Debbugs Internal Request <owner@bugs.debian.org> to internal_control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 05 Jan 2011 07:34:46 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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