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Re: pkg/42256: check-files with /usr/pkgsrc mounted read-only
The following reply was made to PR pkg/42256; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg%britannica.bec.de@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/42256: check-files with /usr/pkgsrc mounted read-only
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 17:23:40 +0100
On Tue, Nov 03, 2009 at 07:45:02AM +0000, Steven Drake wrote:
> The coreutils rm does an unlinkat and checks the errno value on failure
> ignoring it if its ENOENT. With linux/glibc (at least) unlinkat/unlink
> sets errno to EROFS for a non-existent file on a read-only filesystem.
> That begs the question, what should unlink set errno to? I like to know
> what other OSes/libcs do?
ENOENT. They are basically breaking a lot of programs for no good
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