[pacman-dev] difficult symlink puzzle, part 2.
ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu
Thu Aug 2 18:15:56 EDT 2007
If I didn't misunderstood conflict.c then fileconflict check fails in the
following case (pacman -A pkg1 pkg2):
pkg1 contains: /dir1/file
pkg2 contains: /dir2/file,
if /dir1 and /dir2 exists on filesystem, and /dir2 is a symlink pointing
Much more difficult problem (and fortunately much rarer), if pkg2 creates
the /dir2 symlink, so it didn't exist before the transaction.
Any tests/feedbacks appreciated...
How is this handled in other package managers?
PS: a possible semi-solution: pacman shouldn't stop/overwrite in case of
these "hidden" fileconflict errors, it extract /dir2/file as
/dir2/file.pkg2.pacnew and do something at the end of the transaction.
(Speed is a big limiting factor here.)
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