[pacman-dev] [PATCH 1/5] add test for file type check with -Qk

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Jun 29 01:39:14 EDT 2014

On 29/06/14 12:25, Andrew Gregory wrote:
> On 06/29/14 at 11:39am, Allan McRae wrote:
>> On 27/06/14 02:52, Andrew Gregory wrote:
>>> If a directory has been replaced by a symlink, -Qk currently stats the
>>> symlink target rather than the symlink itself and doesn't check that the
>>> actual file type matches the package file list.  This will make it
>>> difficult to discover errors once 4.2 is released and replacing
>>> directories with symlinks is no longer supported.
>> I like the bug fixing part (lstat directory replaced by symlink), but I
>> am not convinced about the file type checking for directories only being
>> added to -Qk.  We should just handle this with -Qkk.
>> So I am "happy" with patches 2-4 in this series (without a detailed
>> review), but think we should skip 1 and 5.
>> I realise that not all Arch packages have MTREE files.  I am going to
>> start a rebuild to get this done.  Would you be fine keeping -Qk to just
>> file existence checking if that was done?
>> A
> The only problem I have with relying on -Qkk is that most of the
> things it checks are irrelevant to pacman and therefore noise when one
> just wants to verify that the filesystem matches the database at the
> level at which pacman operates.

OK - patches accepted with the minor modification needed to the man page.


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