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Re: Attempting to create a symbolic link from a file in current director

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: Attempting to create a symbolic link from a file in current directory to a target directory creates broken symlink
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 14:32:16 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Robert Miesen wrote:
> Attempting to run a command to the effect of 'ln -s Dir /path/to/DestDir/Dir
> creates a broken symlink to "Dir" in /path/to/DestDir/. See the attached 
> script
> for automated bug reproduction. Same effect also happens when using the '-t'
> option.

Thank you for you bug report.  But unfortunately no script was
attached to your message.  Please follow up to the mailing list again
with the commands needed to reproduce the problem.  Including your
commands inline is best.  Something small such as this is good:

  mkdir testdir
  ln -s foo testdir/
  ls -log testdir

Also please include the version of the command that you are using.
The --version output is the best way to provide this.

  ln --version

>    I attempted to raise this issue with Gentoo, but I got the "RTFM" 
> response, which I had, and did again just to appease the "helpful" 
> person, only to get RTFM again. Hopefully somebody from the GNU world 
> (pun intended) will be able to help me out more than the person at 
> Gentoo did. You can find all the original information on the bug as well 
> as a cute script to help expose the bug at 
> http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=206911.
>    Thanks in advance for all your help.
> <http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=206911>

I am sorry that you had a bad experience previously.  I cannot access
that bug report URL that you provided.  It tells me Access Denied and
informs me that I must log in to see the bug.  Sorry.

Since I don't know what problem you are having I can't guess.  But in
case it helps there is an FAQ entry for ln that may help, depending
upon what problem you are having with it.  Please read this entry and
perhaps by a lucky hit it will apply to your case.


If you are still having a problem please write to the mailing list

Hope this helps,

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