[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Readd some symlink checking in file conflict code

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Wed Jul 23 09:14:23 EDT 2008

On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 2:53 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think we should just put some jury-rigged, hopefully passes both 003
> and 004 code in here and really attempt to fix this on the larger
> scale post-3.2. Xavier, would a revert of my "useless check" patch
> solve the problem for now?

Nagy clearly said that part is broken and does not even do what it is
supposed to do.
Besides, while 003 indeed passes, the similar 005 test case does not.
And finally, all the quick hacks I did like this during the 3.1
releases, "to be cleaned up for 3.2", are all still here.

The only options I can support are the following ones :
1) doing nothing. I was able to work around the xulrunner case just
fine with pacman -Rd xulrunner && pacman -S xulrunner
2) nagy solution : check ownerships of all files inside the conflicting dir
3) roll back system : FS#8585

Note that all these options can be followed, in the same order (first
1, then later 2, then even later 3).

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