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bug #14848: [5.92 regression] "mkdir -p nonexistent/." fails

Submitted by:  Matthias Andree <m-a>
Submitted on:  Mon 24 Oct 2005 07:48:20 AM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Jim Meyering <meyering>
Open/Closed:  Closed

Mon 24 Oct 2005 07:48:20 AM UTC, original submission:  

As of coreutils 5.92, there is a regression over previous versions:

$ rm -rf /tmp/test$$
# this fails:
$ mkdir -p /tmp/test$$/new/.   
mkdir: cannot create directory `/tmp/test12097/new/.': File exists
# it works however if the directory exists
$ mkdir -p /tmp/test$$/new/.    # now works as new exists

The first mkdir -p command shown used to work with older coreutils, and there is no reason why it should fail today.

See also SourceForge Bug #1336030 in the leafnode package,

Matthias Andree <m-a>


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Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
2005-10-25 meyering StatusNone => Fixed
    Assigned toNone => meyering
    Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
2005-10-24 m-a Carbon-Copy- => Added m-a

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