Bug 2722 - chown/chgrp different behavior on bad symlinks
Summary: chown/chgrp different behavior on bad symlinks
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: fileutils   
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Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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: 2374 (view as bug list)
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-05-10 21:03 UTC by Cristian Gafton
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-10-04 16:37:10 UTC
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Description Cristian Gafton 1999-05-10 21:03:09 UTC
chown -f exits with a 0 on a bad symlink
chgrp -f does not

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-11 14:51:59 UTC
*** Bug 2374 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

the fixperms macro bombs out if chown or chgrp fails.  This
isn't the behaviour that RPM 2.5 had.  While it is only a
configuration issue, it seems to make sense to me that the
default behaviour is to be backwards compatible with 2.5.

Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 2001-02-08 00:35:04 UTC
Seems to work since at least 6.2...

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