[tahoe-dev] [tahoe-lafs] #641: tahoe backup should be able to backup symlinks

tahoe-lafs trac at allmydata.org
Wed Feb 25 01:09:29 UTC 2009

#641: tahoe backup should be able to backup symlinks
 Reporter:  francois           |           Owner:           
     Type:  defect             |          Status:  new      
 Priority:  minor              |       Milestone:  undecided
Component:  code-frontend-cli  |         Version:  1.3.0    
 Keywords:                     |   Launchpad_bug:           
Changes (by azazel):

 * cc: alberto@… (added)


 I've made a patch, which instead of yours, skips everything that isn't a
 file or a directory. This also work for file that are unix sockets,
 devices and so on.
 Please note that really non-dangling links (targets) gets backupped with
 or without your patch. Just dangling links are dangerous.
 I've attached to this ticket a patch file, 'small_symlink_test.patch'
 really an hack that alters your code to do a much more simple test without
 using any other function call or temp dir. If runner under linux it
 demonstrates that links with real target works, and that maybe your test
 code fails somewhere in being a real useful test?
 Now i'm too tired and i'll look at it more in detail tomorrow, maybe i'll
 end up with a franken-patch that will glue the best of the two. Have a
 look at my patches.

Ticket URL: <http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/641#comment:3>
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