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Re: exim 4.54-1 and broken symlinks
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According to Krzysztof Duleba on 12/12/2005 3:35 AM:
> And ln -s -f a b produces b ==> a if a.exe doesn't exist yet.
You are correct that the behavior of cygwin ln in the presence of symlinks
has not been consistent in the past. I think the current behavior (in
5.3.0-9 or 5.93-1) is the most sane - if linking to an existing file, .exe
is appended to the link if the existing file had .exe; otherwise, nothing
is done. There is also the cygwin-specific --disable-exe-magic option to
bypass .exe magic when creating symlinks.
Beyond that, once a symlink was created (either by the packager, or by a
postinstall script) with inconsistent use of .exe using an older version
of ln, or by creating the symlink before the .exe, you will run into these
Let me know if I need to do any further looking into the behavior of ln,
or whether this particular symlink issue is taken care of by
reinstallation and/or improved exim postinstall scripts.
Life is short - so eat dessert first!
Eric Blake firstname.lastname@example.org
volunteer cygwin coreutils maintainer
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