[PATCH] path_conv: do not get confused by a directory with `.lnk` suffix

Johannes Schindelin johannes.schindelin@gmx.de
Mon Jan 17 20:20:45 GMT 2022

When trying to create a directory called `xyz` in the presence of a
directory `xyz.lnk`, the Cygwin runtime errors out with an `ENOENT`.

The root cause is actually a bit deeper: the `symlink_info::check()`
method tries to figure out whether the given path refers to a symbolic
link as emulated via `.lnk` files, but since it is a directory, that is
not the case, and that hypothesis is rejected.

However, the `fileattr` field is not cleared, so that a later
`.exists()` call on the instance mistakenly thinks that the symlink
actually exists. Let's clear that field.

This fixes https://github.com/msys2/msys2-runtime/issues/81

Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@gmx.de>
Published-As: https://github.com/dscho/msys2-runtime/releases/tag/dont-confuse-a-xyz.lnk-directory-for-a-lnk-file-cygwin-v1
Fetch-It-Via: git fetch https://github.com/dscho/msys2-runtime dont-confuse-a-xyz.lnk-directory-for-a-lnk-file-cygwin-v1

 winsup/cygwin/path.cc | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/winsup/cygwin/path.cc b/winsup/cygwin/path.cc
index 5ab75f1055..87ac2404aa 100644
--- a/winsup/cygwin/path.cc
+++ b/winsup/cygwin/path.cc
@@ -3336,6 +3336,7 @@ restart:
 	 hasn't been found. */
       if (ext_tacked_on && !had_ext && (fileattr & FILE_ATTRIBUTE_DIRECTORY))
 	  set_error (ENOENT);

base-commit: 1dd65a9ede44cafe8a52b8d85becca73d4fd7786

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