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From Dalibor Topic <>
Subject Re: sync has problems with symlinks
Date Tue, 08 Feb 2005 14:48:55 GMT
Stefan Bodewig <bodewig <at>> writes:

> Hi,
> the second time in a week I had to clean out the Ant working copy in
> the Kaffe workspaces because it had a stray symlink in it.
> Somewhere during the tests, Ant creates symlinks inside the source
> tree and the sync step fails to remove them - which then in turn makes
> Kaffe try to compile classes that should be excluded.
> I'll try to find a solution for the Ant side, but if somebody with
> more experience in Python could look into it, it would be great.
> sync thinks the link was a directory and the removetree call fails.
> My guess is that we need to do lstat instead of stat and try a plain
> remove on links (just like files), but I may be completely wrong.

I have seen it but have't looked into it yet. I'm not sure from your 
description whether you think it's a bug in Kaffe, Gump, Python or Ant :) 

Could you elaborate? 

We talked about it a bit on IRC. Adam Heath fixed a symlink problem 
in Kaffe's libraries a while ago, chances are it resurfaced.

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