Bug 236311 - coreutils shows good links as dangling
coreutils shows good links as dangling
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: coreutils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2007-04-12 20:08 EDT by Sammy
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 5.97-12.5.fc6
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Last Closed: 2007-04-19 04:24:09 EDT
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Color definitions file (2.46 KB, text/plain)
2007-04-13 09:35 EDT, Sammy
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Description Sammy 2007-04-12 20:08:45 EDT
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

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Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2007-04-13 07:48:25 EDT
I can't reproduce this.  Please give a test case.
Comment 2 Sammy 2007-04-13 09:35:41 EDT
Created attachment 152541 [details]
Color definitions file
Comment 3 Sammy 2007-04-13 09:36:53 EDT
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
as cyan.

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.
Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2007-04-17 07:51:12 EDT
Test case:

rm -rf arena
mkdir arena
cd arena
touch file
ln -s file symlink
/bin/ls --color | cat -vet

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Should be fixed in coreutils-5.97-12.5.fc6, shortly to appear in
updates-testing.  Thanks for catching this.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2007-04-18 18:37:48 EDT
Fixed in update: coreutils-5.97-12.5.fc6

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