[arch-dev-public] backport of symlink fix for pacman?

Paul Mattal paul at mattal.com
Fri Aug 17 10:04:36 EDT 2007

Dan McGee wrote:
> On 8/17/07, Jan de Groot <jan at jgc.homeip.net> wrote:
>> Every day we get new bugreports of perl not working because a symlink got
>> overwritten. This is a bug in pacman that has been fixed according to git,
>> but there's still no new release with this fix. Any drawbacks of applying
>> http://projects.archlinux.org/git/?p=pacman.git;a=commit;h=7a42e24400499873c
>> 3b9e1e2315edc808d753734 to the current version of pacman?
> I'd need some other input here, but we actually rewrote the whole part
> dealing with this so I don't know if this patch as it stands will fix
> all the problems without introducing new ones. It may work in the
> short term, however.
> Thoughts on a 3.0.6 release with the locale issue and this issue
> fixed, and then focusing on 3.1? It has been a bit tough for me to
> juggle real life with pacman, so I don't tend to worry about bugfix
> releases anymore unless it is something really serious.

I like this idea of a 3.0.6 that doesn't involve a lot more work but 
just releases these fixes. I'd be happy to help test a 3.0.6 package.

- P

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