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bug #48135: samefile-p-brokenlink.exp fails on Hurd and BSD

Submitted by:  Andreas Metzler <ametzler>
Submitted on:  Sun 05 Jun 2016 09:55:53 AM UTC  
Category: findSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: Test suite failureStatus: None
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Open
Release: 4.6.0Fixed Release: None

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Sun 05 Jun 2016 09:55:53 AM UTC, original submission:


this was originally submitted as http://bugs.debian.org/826357 by Samuel Thibault:
kfreebsd & hurd both get the following issue in the testsuite:

Running ./find.gnu/samefile-p-brokenlink.exp ...
ERROR: tcl error sourcing ./find.gnu/samefile-p-brokenlink.exp.
ERROR: ln: failed to access 'tmp/broken': No such file or directory
while executing
"exec ln tmp/broken tmp/blink"
(file "./find.gnu/samefile-p-brokenlink.exp" line 8)
invoked from within
"source ./find.gnu/samefile-p-brokenlink.exp"
("uplevel" body line 1)
invoked from within
"uplevel #0 source ./find.gnu/samefile-p-brokenlink.exp"
invoked from within
"catch "uplevel #0 source $test_file_name""

Here is the script:

exec rm -rf tmp
exec mkdir tmp
exec touch tmp/file1
exec ln tmp/file1 tmp/link
exec ln -s tmp/file1 tmp/symlink
exec ln -s tmp/file2 tmp/broken
exec ln tmp/broken tmp/blink

That last ln is failing, because both BSD and Hurd's link() follow symlinks (here broken, thus the error), while Linux doesn't. POSIX says that it is implementation-defined whether link() follows symlinks, so findutils should not assume one way or the other.

Find attached a simple patch to fix, passing -P to ln. In this patch I have also changed

exec ln -s tmp/file1 tmp/symlink
exec ln -s file1 tmp/symlink

because afaiu from the naming this command should generate a vaild, non broken symlink.

cu Andreas

Andreas Metzler <ametzler>


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Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
Sun 05 Jun 2016 09:58:01 AM UTCametzlerCarbon-CopyRemoved 20807=>-
Sun 05 Jun 2016 09:55:53 AM UTCametzlerAttached File-=>Added 0001-Fix-testsuite-error-on-hurd-and-BSD-related-to-ln.patch, #37393

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