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[bug-gnulib] Re: symlink patch

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: [bug-gnulib] Re: symlink patch
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 00:11:27 +0200
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"Oskar Liljeblad" <address@hidden> writes:

> Here's a patch which fixes a problem with --symbolic/--symlink:
> If target file does not exist during --import, gnulib-tool will
> try to remove it resulting in an error. One way to fix this, the
> one used here, is to rm -f. Another one would be to use ln -s -f
> without the rm (is ln -f portable?). A third one to would be to
> check before running rm at all. I don't know which one is to
> prefer...

I find that avoiding 'rm' is usually better, so I'd lean towards ln -s
-f if it is portable.  But it probably isn't...

> The two other patch chunks are for adding -s.

Applied, thanks!

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