glibc install problem caused by bug in zic (fwd)
Olson, Arthur David (NCI)
olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Tue Mar 5 14:16:29 UTC 2002
> A bug in zic when creating a link but fromfile doesn't exist. The
> logic to build a relative path for symlink is just plain wrong.
> Run "zic -d `pwd`/zone test" with an input file `test'
> containing just one line: "Link Some/Where Bad/Link"
> + /*
> + ** Proceed if there is a common prefix,
> + ** otherwise we can't create a reasonable symlink
> + ** (only happens when input and -d option are weird)
> + */
I can see how it's desirable to add a check that the fromfile exists when
processing a "Link" line
and resorting to a symbolic link. I don't (yet) see the need for a common
prefix; I'd love it if someone could enlighten me.
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