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Re: coreutils 8.x causes installwatch to not track symlinks

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: coreutils 8.x causes installwatch to not track symlinks
Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2010 18:42:35 -0700
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According to Eric Sandall on 2/2/2010 2:21 PM:
> With coreutils 8.x (8.0 through 8.4) using installwatch to track files
> breaks on symlinks. See
> http://bugs.sourcemage.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15559 for more details.

Thanks for the report.  However, that link pointed me to:


which states that the incompatibility is due to installwatch not knowing
how to track the use of POSIX 2008 *at functions like fchmodat.  Sorry, I
feel no sympathy for you; the *at functions are more secure than their
older counterparts, and we won't be changing back.  Rather, you should be
helping to patch installwatch to use/track modern kernel interfaces.

Don't work too hard, make some time for fun as well!

Eric Blake             address@hidden

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