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On Fri, 27 Jan 2012 20:23:10 +0100
Ulrich Mueller <email@example.com> wrote:
> >>>>> On Fri, 27 Jan 2012, Ralph Sennhauser wrote:
> > Just recently Portage started to emit "* QA Notice: dosym target
> > omits basename ..." for "dosym /path_to_file/file /some_other_path/"
> > The PMS says:
> > dosym: Creates a symbolic link named as for its second parameter,
> > pointing to the first. If the directory containing the new link does
> > not exist, creates it. Failure behaviour is EAPI dependent as per
> > section 18.104.22.168.
> > The part "Creates a symbolic link named as for its second parameter"
> > could qualify it for requiring a basename.
> > As the behaviour of an implicit basename of the second parameter was
> > used for a long time I wonder if the PMS needs to be updated and
> > clarify the dosym behaviour or if this new QA warning can be seen as
> > a long overdue implementation of the intended behaviour.
> This has been discussed in bug 379899 and the conclusion was that PMS
> specifies the intended behaviour.
> At the moment a directory argument produces only a QA warning in
> Portage. I think the long-term plan is to turn it into an error
Thanks for the clarifications.