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From: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
Subject: Re: Clarifications on dosym behaviour
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 20:23:10 +0100
>>>>> 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 12.3.3.1.

> The part "Creates a symbolic link named as for its second parameter"
> could qualify it for requiring a basename.

Exactly.

> 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
though.


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dolib description misses DESTTREE
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