Bug 53280 - symbolic links cannot be replaced
Summary: symbolic links cannot be replaced
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: filesystem (Show other bugs)
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Version: roswell
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Reported: 2001-09-06 00:27 UTC by George Thomas
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:23 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-06 00:28:03 UTC
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Description George Thomas 2001-09-06 00:27:57 UTC
Description of Problem:

Using the command 'ln -sf' does not replace an existing link.

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

Roswell2 - kernel 2.4.7-2.5

How Reproducible:
100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1. ln -s <file> <link>
2. ln -sf <file2> <link>
3. <link> will still point to <file>

Actual Results:
[gthomas@station91 work2]$ ls -l ecc
lrwxrwxrwx    1 gthomas  gthomas        27 Sep  6 08:27 ecc ->
ecc_ascom-all-010803-branch
[gthomas@station91 work2]$ ln -sf ecc_trunk ecc
[gthomas@station91 work2]$ ls -l ecc
lrwxrwxrwx    1 gthomas  gthomas        27 Sep  6 08:27 ecc ->
ecc_ascom-all-010803-branch


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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-09-06 05:02:15 UTC
Works fine for me with kernel-2.4.7-7, current fileutils, etc.


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