Bug 846751 - Does not work on file systems w/o support for hardlinks
Does not work on file systems w/o support for hardlinks
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-keyring (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-08-08 11:29 EDT by Werner Koch
Modified: 2013-08-01 00:15 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-08-01 00:15:22 EDT
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git patch against gnome-keyring 3.4.1. (8.16 KB, patch)
2012-08-08 11:29 EDT, Werner Koch
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GNOME Bugzilla 657234 None None None 2012-08-08 11:29:52 EDT

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Description Werner Koch 2012-08-08 11:29:52 EDT
Created attachment 603058 [details]
git patch against gnome-keyring 3.4.1.

Description of problem:

gnome-keyring does not work if the underlying file system does not
support hardlinks.  An example of such a system are EMC storage
servers mounted via CIFS.  Their CIFS implementation does not
hardlinks.  gnome-keyring uses link(2) to implement a transaction
system; obviously this fails.  For more information see
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/657234 .

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

All versions.  Tested with 3.4.1 and prior versions

How reproducible:

You need an EMC machine or another feilsystem without links (FAT?).

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Expected results:

Additional info:

I have developed a fix which cleany applies to 3.4.1 and solves the
Comment 1 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2013-05-07 12:04:35 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
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