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Re: confusing error message from ln

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: confusing error message from ln
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2005 17:42:41 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.9i

Paul Eggert wrote:
> Bob Proulx writes:
> > But the hard link case is much more complicated than before.  And
> > unfortunately does not cover the main case.
> I'm afraid it's the best we can do for ENOENT without issuing more
> system calls.  If link(a,b) fails with ENOENT, it could be a problem
> with either a or b.

Oh well...

> I understand your point about weird systems, but it's just a
> diagnostic that we're trying to improve the quality of, so there's no
> possible conformance issue here -- it's just a UI issue.  So I'm still
> inclined to try to do a better job with the hard-link diagnostic, even
> if this sometimes means we might output a subset of the necessary info
> on weird systems that we don't know about right now.

Okay.  Sounds good.  Is this on a development branch?  Or just
something to remember to put in the main trunk once things are allowed
to be a little unstable again?


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