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Re: Resolving symllinks in grub-install

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: Resolving symllinks in grub-install
Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2002 13:04:11 +0900
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At Fri, 8 Feb 2002 18:32:00 -0500 (EST),
Pavel Roskin wrote:
> This patch fixes the problem by resolving symlinks.  A new function, 
> resolve_links() takes a variable name as an argument.  It takes the 
> filename from the variable, resolves it until it becomes a real file, not 
> a symlink, and puts the result to the same variable.

I don't like setting the variable within the function. Such code is a
bit difficult to read.

> If anybody wants, I can go one step further to include "df" into that
> function, making it a function to determine the block device for the given
> file.

I think that's better. There is no reason for the separation.


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