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Re: symlinks and the copy: directive


From: Brian C. Hill
Subject: Re: symlinks and the copy: directive
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 13:29:07 -0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.4.2.1i

        Hi Mark, et al,

        There turns out to be one wrinkle still not addressed.

        The change you made fixes the case where an entire directory
tree is pushed out that contains symlinks. The case where only a
symblic link it specifically being copied still fails.

cpoy:
        /dir server=master.domain.tld dest=/dir

        (works)

        /dirs/symlink server=master.domain.tld dest=/dirs/symlink

        (fails)

        Can this be fixed, too?

Brian
======================================================================
On Sat, Dec 24, 2005 at 01:12:06PM +0100, Mark Burgess wrote:
> 
> ok - I confirm that this is a bug/typo in cfservd. A patch has been
> applied to the source.
> 
> M
> 
> On Wed, 2005-12-21 at 16:24 -0800, Brian C. Hill wrote:
> >     Hi Mark / everyone,
> > 
> >     I get this when running cfagent -v on the client.  It won't
> > copy the links because the server is complaing that they don't
> > point to anything. That's true on the server, but it won't be
> > in the particular case of this client.
> > 
> >     WHen you say that it is the default behavior, I assume
> > you mean that the copy: directive doesn't care whether the
> > links resolve or not. Did you mean something else?  Is that
> > what worked for you?
> > 
> > Brian
> > 
> > ------------------ ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
> > 
> > cfengine:: Server returned error:  unable to stat file
> > /usr/local/bin/openssl
> > cfengine:: (Can't stat /usr/local/bin/openssl)
> > cfengine:: Server returned error:  unable to stat file
> > /usr/local/bin/c_rehash
> > cfengine:: (Can't stat /usr/local/bin/c_rehash)
> > cfengine:: Server returned error:  unable to stat file /usr/local/bin/go
> > cfengine:: (Can't stat /usr/local/bin/go)
> > 
> > ======================================================================
> > On Wed, Dec 21, 2005 at 09:55:34AM +0100, Mark Burgess wrote:
> > > 
> > > Actually, on closer examination, this is the default behaviour for copy,
> > > when copying links,  as far as I can see. I just tested it and it works.
> > > 
> > > M
> > > 
> > > On Wed, 2005-12-21 at 09:12 +0100, Mark Burgess wrote:
> > > > Yes - always begin with the manual.
> > > > 
> > > > nofile=kill/force
> > > > This decides what happens to links which point to non-existent files.
> > > > The default action is to remove such links, or refuse to create them. By
> > > > setting the force option you can force cfengine to make symbolic links
> > > > to files which do not exist. This is useful for setting up links to
> > > > filesystems which are not permanently mounted. 
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > On Tue, 2005-12-20 at 15:09 -0800, Brian C. Hill wrote:
> > > > >       I posted this last week; no one responded. Is there a better
> > > > > way to achieve this?
> > > > > 
> > > > >       I want to copy a tree of symbolic links, some of which will not
> > > > > actually point to anything on some systems.  Is there a way to get
> > > > > cfengine to copy the symbolic link without worrying about whether the
> > > > > link is 'dangling' or not?
> > > > > 
> > > > > Brian
> > > > > 
> > > > > 
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