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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 <>
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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