Bug 739344

Summary: regression from 5.6 'cp -b' issue from upstream
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Reporter: Tru Huynh <tru>
Component: coreutilsAssignee: Ondrej Vasik <ovasik>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: qe-baseos-daemons
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Version: 5.7CC: ovasik, prc
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Description Tru Huynh 2011-09-17 21:47:12 UTC
Description of problem:
cp: Dosn't make a backup if the last component of the source name is "."

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
coreutils-5.97-34.el5

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mkdir x y
2. cd y
3. cp -ab ../x/. .
  
Actual results:
cp: cannot backup `./.': Device or resource busy

Expected results:
no errors

Additional info:
http://www.mail-archive.com/bug-coreutils@gnu.org/msg07615.html

Comment 1 Tru Huynh 2011-09-17 21:48:00 UTC
copied verbatim from CentOS entry

Comment 2 RHEL Program Management 2011-09-23 00:09:46 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated in the
current release, Red Hat is unfortunately unable to address this
request at this time. Red Hat invites you to ask your support
representative to propose this request, if appropriate and relevant,
in the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Comment 3 RHEL Program Management 2012-06-12 01:02:19 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated in the
current release, Red Hat is unfortunately unable to address this
request at this time. Red Hat invites you to ask your support
representative to propose this request, if appropriate and relevant,
in the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Comment 4 RHEL Program Management 2013-05-01 06:42:32 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated
in the current release, Red Hat is unable to address this
request at this time.

Red Hat invites you to ask your support representative to
propose this request, if appropriate, in the next release of
Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Comment 7 Ondrej Vasik 2013-11-26 12:23:28 UTC
This Bugzilla has been reviewed by Red Hat and is not planned on being
addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, and therefore will be closed.
If this bug is critical to production systems, please contact your Red
Hat support representative and provide sufficient business
justification.
Issue is already fixed in RHEL-6/7.