Subject: Re: PR 6009 (pkg_add fails if PREFIX is a symbolic link)
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/24/1998 13:25:13
The problem described in PR 6009 occurs all over the pkg_* source, not 
only in that single place. The suggested fix is correct, although I think 
that there are more places that suffer with this lossage. The suggested 
islinktodir() function seems a bit too restrictive regarding directory 
permissions to me; a simple stat() instead of lstat() in the right(!) 
places should be sufficient.

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>