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Bug #7707

FileUtils.mv fails to move symlink between filesystems

Added by Martin Pärtel over 3 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:
Rejected
Priority:
Normal
ruby -v:
ruby 1.9.3p362 (2012-12-25 revision 38607) [x86_64-linux]
Backport:
[ruby-core:51473]

Description

FileUtils.mv sometimes fails with a "Errno::ENOENT: No such file or directory - /path/to/symlink" when attempting to move a directory containing a symlink between filesystems. This may be because it moves the destination file before the symlink and then fails to move a "broken" symlink. Using the shell's "mv" instead works reliably.

A small test script is attached.

test.rb Magnifier - Test script (requires bindfs and linux but easy enough to modify) (627 Bytes) Martin Pärtel, 01/17/2013 04:05 AM

History

#1 [ruby-core:52407] Updated by Koichi Sasada about 3 years ago

  • Assignee set to Nobuyoshi Nakada
  • Target version changed from 1.9.3 to next minor

#2 [ruby-core:63640] Updated by Jack Nagel almost 2 years ago

In Homebrew, we have code that works around this by shelling out to mv when necessary. It would be nice to have this fixed.

#3 [ruby-core:64330] Updated by Hiroshi SHIBATA over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Open to Rejected

This issue is fixed by r46783.

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