Bug 223869

Summary: mv(1) command produces wrong error message
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Tamal Kanti Nath <tamal.nath>
Component: coreutilsAssignee: Tim Waugh <twaugh>
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Version: 6CC: meyering
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OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: 5.97-12.5.fc6 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Tamal Kanti Nath 2007-01-22 15:28:23 EST
Description of problem:
The mv(1) command produces a wrong error message.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
When I attempt to replace a non-empty directory with another directory, this
wrong error message occurs.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mkdir -p a/b b
2. date > a/b/c.txt
3. mv b a

Actual results:
mv: cannot move `b' to a subdirectory of itself, `a/b'

Expected results:
mv: directory 'a/b' already exists

Additional info:
Replacement successfully occurs if the destination directory is empty.
Comment 1 Jim Meyering 2007-01-22 15:40:16 EST
FWIW, upstream (coreutils-6.7) gets this right now: It prints this:
mv: cannot move `b' to `a/b': Directory not empty

Tim, I don't see off-hand where I made that fix.  Let me know if you'd like details.
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2007-01-23 05:22:17 EST
If we do another coreutils update for FC6 it would be nice to get this fix in.
Comment 3 Jim Meyering 2007-01-23 15:06:59 EST
The fix was on the trunk, between 5.92 and 6.0.  Looks safe.


Here's the log entry:

    * src/copy.c (copy_internal): Don't work around old NFS clients like
    SunOS-4.1.4 and Irix 5.3 that set errno to values like EIO and
    ENOTEMPTY upon failed rename.  Otherwise, we risk misinterpreting
    a banal failure as a recursive move-into-self failure.
    Reported by Florent Bayle in <http://bugs.debian.org/376749>.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2007-04-18 18:37:19 EDT
Fixed in update: coreutils-5.97-12.5.fc6