Description of problem:
Currently packaged python 2.7 contains bug described in http://bugs.python.org/issue10761. And it's hitting me hard in my scripts.
tarfile.extractall overwrites normal files and directories, yet it fails to overwrite symlinks:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Name : python
Version : 2.7
Release : 8.fc14.1
Steps to Reproduce:
# tests for python tarfile module
d = tempfile.mkdtemp()
new_dir_name = os.path.join(d, 'newdir')
archive_name = os.path.join(d, 'newdir.tar')
source_file_name = os.path.join(new_dir_name, 'source')
target_link_name = os.path.join(new_dir_name, 'symlink')
with open(source_file_name, 'w') as f:
with tarfile.open(archive_name, 'w') as tar:
for f in [source_file_name, target_link_name]:
# this should not raise OSError: [Errno 17] File exists
with tarfile.open(archive_name, 'r') as tar:
OSError: [Errno 17] File exists
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