Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 236311
coreutils shows good links as dangling
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:02 EST
Description of problem:
After updating to coreutils 5.97-12.4.fc6 good symlinks show as dangling.
I am using "ls -bCAF --color". Downgrading to 12.3 does not have this
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
I can't reproduce this. Please give a test case.
Created attachment 152541 [details]
Color definitions file
I have investigated this further and found the following:
In /etc/DIR_COLORS and /etc/DIR_COLORS.xterm I have set:
ORPHAN 01;05;37;41 # orphaned syminks
where 05=blink and others colors. This shows the orphaned syminks as
blinking bold white on red backgorund. Otherwise regular symlinks show
With the latest upgrade and using "ls --color" all symlinks are blinking BUT
if I comment this line in DIRCOLORS then the orphaned symlinks show as cyan
(no different than non orphaned) except when you do ls -l, in which case
only the link target itself shows as blinking, which is correct because I set
missing files to blink as well. I am going to attach my DIR_COLORS.
rm -rf arena
ln -s file symlink
/bin/ls --color | cat -vet
Should be fixed in coreutils-5.97-12.5.fc6, shortly to appear in
updates-testing. Thanks for catching this.
Fixed in update: coreutils-5.97-12.5.fc6