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Re: [bug-patch] Regression in symbolic link handling

From: Tim Waugh
Subject: Re: [bug-patch] Regression in symbolic link handling
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:34:38 +0000

On Wed, 2015-02-18 at 11:58 +0100, Jean Delvare wrote:
> A number of patches in openSUSE packages fail to apply with GNU patch
> 2.7.4 while they did apply fine with versions 2.7.3 and earlier. The
> problem is when one of the path components of a file is a symbolic link
> to a directory.

Why do the patches touch those files via their symlinked pathnames
rather than using direct pathnames? For git-generated patches, for
example, only the direct pathnames are used.


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