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bug #53465: Outdated GNU glob handles d_type incorrectly for GLOB_ONLYDIR

Submitted by:  Rich Felker <dalias>
Submitted on:  Sun 25 Mar 2018 05:11:34 PM UTC  
Severity:  3 - Normal Item Group:  Bug
Status:  Fixed Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  Paul D. Smith <psmith> Open/Closed:  Closed
Component Version:  4.2.1 Operating System:  Any
Fixed Release:  4.3 Triage Status:  Small Effort

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Sat 04 Aug 2018 06:30:23 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Thanks; fixed.

Paul D. Smith <psmith>
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Sun 25 Mar 2018 05:11:34 PM UTC, original submission:  

The code in GNU glob that handles GLOB_ONLYDIR when d_type is available fails to account for symlinks (DT_LNK) and thereby breaks glob expansion (e.g. $(wildcard ...), maybe other cases) in the case where non-final path components are symlinks.

This issue affects musl libc now that its public headers define _DIRENT_HAVE_D_TYPE, and any other implementation defining _DIRENT_HAVE_D_TYPE where gnulib decides to replace the system glob with the GNU glob that GNU make ships. It was originally reported on the musl mailing list:


Upstream GNU glob fixed this issue a long time ago by adding a check for DT_LNK, but the fix was not incorporated into make's copy.

Rich Felker <dalias>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-08-04 psmith StatusNone => Fixed
        Assigned toNone => psmith
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
        Fixed ReleaseNone => 4.3
        Triage StatusNone => Small Effort

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