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From: Schleicher Ralph (LLI)
Subject: delete-file
Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 10:21:28 +0200

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In GNU Emacs 21.3.2 (hppa2.0w-hp-hpux11.00, Motif Version 2.1.0)
 of 2003-05-16 on w3016
configured using `configure  --prefix=/home/raid/cea_adm 
--exec-prefix=/home/raid/cea_adm/hppa2.0w-hp-hpux11.00 --with-x-toolkit=motif'
Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: nil
  value of $LC_COLLATE: nil
  value of $LC_CTYPE: nil
  value of $LC_MESSAGES: nil
  value of $LC_MONETARY: nil
  value of $LC_NUMERIC: nil
  value of $LC_TIME: nil
  value of $LANG: C.iso88591
  locale-coding-system: iso-latin-1
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: nil

Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:

The function delete-file rises an error if FILENAME is a symlink
pointing to a directory.  Here is a patch together with a ChangeLog

2003-05-16  Ralph Schleicher  <address@hidden>

        * fileio.c (Fdelete_file): Handle symlinks pointing to

diff -u emacs-21.3/src/fileio.c.orig emacs-21.3/src/fileio.c
--- emacs-21.3/src/fileio.c.orig        Tue Feb  4 11:52:40 2003
+++ emacs-21.3/src/fileio.c     Fri May 16 10:02:55 2003
@@ -2547,7 +2547,8 @@
   struct gcpro gcpro1;
   GCPRO1 (filename);
-  if (!NILP (Ffile_directory_p (filename)))
+  if (!NILP (Ffile_directory_p (filename))
+      && NILP (Ffile_symlink_p (filename)))
     Fsignal (Qfile_error,
             Fcons (build_string ("Removing old name: is a directory"),
                    Fcons (filename, Qnil)));

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