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[Duplicity-tracker] [bug #23974] Wrong restore times on symbolic links,

From: Kenneth Loafman
Subject: [Duplicity-tracker] [bug #23974] Wrong restore times on symbolic links, User and Group ID also wrong
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 14:19:22 +0000
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008072820 Firefox/3.0.1

Update of bug #23974 (project duplicity):

                  Status:             In Progress => Invalid                
             Open/Closed:                    Open => Closed                 


Follow-up Comment #1:

This is the way symbolic links work in UNIX systems.  Any attempt to modify
(chmod, chown, etc.) the symbolic link itself results in a mod to the target,
not to the link.

According to the symlink man page:
"The permissions of a symbolic link are irrelevant; the ownership is ignored
when following the link, but is checked when removal or renaming of the link
is requested and the link is in a directory with the sticky bit (S_ISVTX)

I'm guessing this issue does not come up often.


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