bin/139606: [patch] pkg_add(1) coredumps silently on atlantis symlink

Garrett Cooper yanegomi at
Sun Mar 21 06:50:06 UTC 2010

The following reply was made to PR bin/139606; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Garrett Cooper <yanegomi at>
To: bug-followup at, phk at
Subject: Re: bin/139606: [patch] pkg_add(1) coredumps silently on atlantis 
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2010 23:44:06 -0700

 Hi PHK,
     The goals of this change are good and while this does do a better
 job than the other proposed change (bin/136419), there's one solitary
 problem: fexists is used all over the pkg_install code and minus the
 occasional corner case it's been relatively glitch free. Changing this
 code to use stat(2) instead of lstat(2) may have some unexpected
 consequences -- it would probably just be a wiser idea to 1) leave the
 code alone with the issue documented or 2) implement stat(2) in that
 section of code, because we know it's a problem section of code that
 needs to be resolved. Not doing this will result in potential
 regressive churn if it hasn't been adequately tested with a fine tooth

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