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SubjectRe: ln -s broken on 2.4.5
On Wed, 30 May 2001, Edsel Adap wrote:

> I downloaded the linux 2.4.5 sources and built and installed them on my
> system. Since then, I've noticed strange file system behavior:

> marvin:/tmp> ln -s foo bar

> lrwxrwxrwx 1 adap users 3 May 30 12:09 bar -> bar

> Notice that the symlink created is wrong. It seems that any symlink I
> create is always linked to itself.

I tried the same:

moffe@grignard:/tmp/test# ls -la
totalt 1
drwxr-xr-x 2 moffe users 48 ons maj 30 19:10:20 2001 .
drwxrwxrwt 13 root root 496 ons maj 30 19:10:40 2001 ..
moffe@grignard:/tmp/test# ln -s foo bar
moffe@grignard:/tmp/test# ls -la
totalt 1
drwxr-xr-x 2 moffe users 72 ons maj 30 19:10:58 2001 .
drwxrwxrwt 13 root root 496 ons maj 30 19:10:40 2001 ..
lrwxrwxrwx 1 moffe users 3 ons maj 30 19:10:58 2001 bar -> foo
moffe@grignard:/tmp/test# cd /boot/test/
moffe@grignard:/boot/test# ls -la
totalt 2
drwxr-xr-x 2 moffe users 1024 ons maj 30 19:10:28 2001 .
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 1024 ons maj 30 19:10:28 2001 ..
moffe@grignard:/boot/test# ln -s foo bar
moffe@grignard:/boot/test# ls -la
totalt 2
drwxr-xr-x 2 moffe users 1024 ons maj 30 19:11:09 2001 .
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 1024 ons maj 30 19:10:28 2001 ..
lrwxrwxrwx 1 moffe users 3 ons maj 30 19:11:09 2001 bar -> foo

/ is on reiserfs and /boot is on ext2 - as you see, I do not have the
problem (also running 2.4.5).

Could it be a fileutils problem?

Rasmus

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