[tz] zic fails for soft-links-only target volume
tgl at sss.pgh.pa.us
Fri Nov 4 00:44:31 UTC 2016
Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> writes:
> I fixed this in the attached patch by using linkat with
> AT_SYMLINK_FOLLOW, as this is immune to the problem of resolving
> symlinks and is the intended meaning here anyway. On older systems
> lacking linkat, the code checks whether the source is a symlink and
> refuses to hard-link to it; this should be good enough.
> Thanks again for the diagnosis and suggestions. Please try the attached
> patch, which I've installed into the development repository.
Running with this code on a Linux box, with a modification to force
staysymlink true, I get a lot of symlinks that seem to be misdirected.
For example the toplevel Cuba link looks like
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 postgres postgres 17 Nov 3 20:39 Cuba -> ../America/Havana
when it should be just America/Havana.
regards, tom lane
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