Bug 840119 - Spec file creates broken symlink
Spec file creates broken symlink
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rubygem-actionpack (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Mo Morsi
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-07-13 15:06 EDT by John Eckersberg
Modified: 2012-08-01 02:28 EDT (History)
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Patch to remove unneeded symlink logic (686 bytes, patch)
2012-07-13 15:06 EDT, John Eckersberg
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Description John Eckersberg 2012-07-13 15:06:10 EDT
Created attachment 598151 [details]
Patch to remove unneeded symlink logic

Description of problem:

File usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionpack-3.0.10/test/fixtures/symlink_parent/symlink_parent is a dangling symlink (to ../../symlink_parent/)

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. wget http://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org//packages/rubygem-actionpack/3.0.15/1.fc18/noarch/rubygem-actionpack-3.0.15-1.fc18.noarch.rpm
2. rpmdev-extract rubygem-actionpack-3.0.15-1.fc18.noarch.rpm
3. ls -l rubygem-actionpack-3.0.15-1.fc18.noarch/usr/share/gems/gems/actionpack-3.0.15/test/fixtures/symlink_parent/symlink_parent
Actual results:
Broken symlink

Expected results:
No broken symlink

Additional info:
It looks like the original symlink was probably absent at some point in the past (test/fixtures/layout_tests/layouts/symlinked) which caused it to get added to the RPM spec.  But when the link got fixed upstream, it caused the spec file to *follow* the corrected symlink and create the broken link inside of the *target* of the original.

End result, it looks like the symlink can just go away from the spec and everything is fine.  Attaching a patch for that.
Comment 1 Bohuslav "Slavek" Kabrda 2012-07-31 06:09:15 EDT
This file is needed for a unit test (note that it's present in the "test/fixtures" directory), that tests behaviour when using broken symlinks. The symlink is therefore broken on purpose, this is expected.

I'm closing this as NOTABUG.
Comment 2 John Eckersberg 2012-07-31 10:19:52 EDT
What unit test are you referring to?

I see tests that verify a valid symlink is correctly followed (LayoutSymlinkedTest/LayoutSymlinkedIsRenderedTest).

I do not see any tests that check for broken symlinks.

If you apply the attached patch and run the tests, all of the tests still pass.
Comment 3 Bohuslav "Slavek" Kabrda 2012-08-01 02:12:48 EDT
Ah, sorry you are right. It seems that the symlink was added to the specfile when actionpack was being updated to 2.3.4 (dist-git commit hash f3870f6).

As you say, the symlink is not needed, I will fix this in Rawhide, I don't think it's necessary to fix this issue in lower Fedoras, as it doesn't cause any problems.

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