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Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2001 12:31:45 -0400
From: Christopher Faylor <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
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In-Reply-To: <20010422115253.A23896@redhat.com>; from cgf@redhat.com on Sun, Apr 22, 2001 at 11:52:53AM -0400

I've checked in a change to fix this.

If anyone is adventurous, please rebuild and give it a try.

I need to have Corinna look at my change before I try for a new release.

cgf

On Sun, Apr 22, 2001 at 11:52:53AM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Sun, Apr 22, 2001 at 10:15:36AM -0400, Charles S. Wilson wrote:
>>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>> 
>>> On Sun, Apr 22, 2001 at 10:29:24PM +1000, Travis Howell wrote:
>>> >One minor problem, rm seems unable to delete symbolic links created by
>>> >cygwin 1.3.0-1
>>> >I guess fileutils needs an update. An example:
>>> >unknown AT CO3007967-A c:/A3D
>>> >$ rm eggdrop.exe
>>> >rm: cannot remove `eggdrop.exe': No such file or directory
>>> 
>>> Um, no.  That would be what we call in the industry, "a bug" in Cygwin.
>>> 
>>> It's a showstopper.
>>
>>Have you reproduced this "bug", Chris?  I can't.
>>
>>$ uname -a
>>CYGWIN_NT-5.0 KHELDAR 1.3.0(0.37/3/2) 2001-04-21 19:40 i686 unknown
>>$ mkdir foo
>>$ cd foo
>>$ touch bar
>>$ ls -l
>>total 0
>>-rw-rw-r--   1 cwilson   None          0 Apr 22 10:13 bar
>>$ ln -s bar baz
>>$ ls -l
>>total 1
>>-rw-rw-r--   1 cwilson   None          0 Apr 22 10:13 bar
>>lrwxrwxrwx   1 cwilson   None         86 Apr 22 10:14 baz -> bar
>>$ rm baz
>>$ ls -l
>>total 0
>>-rw-rw-r--   1 cwilson   None          0 Apr 22 10:13 bar
>>
>>What's the problem?
>
>The .exe extension is the clue.  You can't rm a symlink with a .exe (or,
>presumably, a .bat or .com) extension.  I can reproduce it.  I should
>have a patch soon.

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