[NILFS users] mkcp does not follow symbolic links
ryusuke at osrg.net
Wed Nov 5 12:04:14 JST 2008
On Tue, 4 Nov 2008 11:16:01 +0200, "Peter Smith" wrote:
> It seems that mkcp does not follow symbolic links
> The command
> mkcp -s /dev/disk/by-id/usb-ST325031_5RY1_888888888888-0:0-part3
> gives this message:
> mkcp: /dev/disk/by-id/usb-ST325031_5RY1_888888888888-0:0-part3: cannot open
> I use the 'disk/by-id' path because it is stable, despite
> removing/installing other drives
> I solve the problem in my code by converting the symbolic link to a real
> path such as /dev/sde3
> and then mkcp works as expected.
> I mention this because it is a potential trap for the unwary.
> My environment is Suse Linux 10.3
Thanks for reporting this issue.
This comes from the nilfs2-utils stab library.
Hence, other tools including lscp, chcp, or lssu have the same problem.
I'll put it in our bugtrack list.
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