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

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 16:36:47 EDT 2007

On 8/17/07, Paul Mattal <paul at mattal.com> wrote:
> 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.

OK, I just released a pacman 3.0.5-3 that should fix three issues that
were present in 3.0.5 vanilla:

* erronous use of chmod (was already fixed with a patch)
* Pacman config file parsing issue with tr_TR locale
* Symlink to directory overwriting issues

All these fixes are done in pacman-cumulative.patch, which is checked into CVS.


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