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Re: new snapshot available: coreutils-7.6.63-addb6

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: new snapshot available: coreutils-7.6.63-addb6
Date: Sat, 03 Oct 2009 16:46:35 -0600
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According to Jim Meyering on 10/3/2009 2:30 AM:
> There have been *many* changes in gnulib since the previous snapshot,
> and the changes in coreutils are non-negligible, so please give
> this a try.  I'd like to make the beta release on Monday.
> I'll probably call it coreutils-8.0.

I'm still wondering if we want one more patch: now that we document that

 readlink -f link/

succeeds, with the claim that 'mkdir link/' will also succeed, we should
make sure of that.  Right now, Solaris systems work (mkdir(2) follows
POSIX), but GNU/Linux reject it (since mkdir(2) fails with EEXIST on a
slashed symlink).

What's worse, I wonder if we have a bug on Solaris:

$ rm -Rf ?
$ ln -s a b
$ mkdir -p b/c
mkdir: cannot create directory `b': File exists
$ mkdir b/
$ mkdir b/c

or if it is a bug in POSIX, since it describes mkdir -p in terms of
"$(dirname dir)" rather than "$(dirname dir)/".  The native Solaris
/bin/mkdir also fails with mkdir -p b/c, but with ENOENT.

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