From: Ingo Schwarze <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: makewhatis: segfault in dbadd when using -a Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2021 16:50:47 +0200 [thread overview] Message-ID: <20210906145047.GC83680@athene.usta.de> (raw) In-Reply-To: <20210819171150.GD56790@athene.usta.de> Hi Lukas, Ingo Schwarze wrote on Thu, Aug 19, 2021 at 07:11:50PM +0200: > Uh oh. So there *is* a real-world use case for symlinks to > directories. [...] > Anyway, if systems use that, considering whether it can be supported > with resonable effort makes sense. No guarantee, of course. > I'll think about it for a bit. So, an acceptable way to support this probably exists, using the FTS_FOLLOW option of the function fts_set(3). That isn't completely trivial in this code which is already somewhat convoluted, but it should not be excessively complicated either. Then again, there is a slight risk of breaking stuff while implementing it, and maybe an even bigger risk that FTS_FOLLOW may not be completely portable - i don't really know yet. Besides, i need to limit the difficulty of changes i'm doing right now or i will never get the next release out of the door. So i decided to postpone this particular feature until after release, see the commit below. Yours, Ingo Log Message: ----------- TODO: let makewhatis(8) follow symbolic links to dirs Modified Files: -------------- mandoc: TODO Revision Data ------------- Index: TODO =================================================================== RCS file: /home/cvs/mandoc/mandoc/TODO,v retrieving revision 1.316 retrieving revision 1.317 diff -LTODO -LTODO -u -p -r1.316 -r1.317 --- TODO +++ TODO @@ -286,6 +286,11 @@ are mere guesses, and some may be wrong. --- missing misc features ---------------------------------------------- +- let makewhatis(8) follow symbolic links to dirs below READ_ALLOWED_PATH + this may be feasible using fts_set(FTS_FOLLOW) + mail to sternenseemann 19 Aug 2021 19:11:50 +0200 + loc * exist ** algo ** size * imp ** + - -T man does not handle eqn(7) and tbl(7) Stephen Gregoratto 16 Feb 2020 01:28:07 +1100 also https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=901636 -- To unsubscribe send an email to email@example.com
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2021-09-06 14:50 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2021-08-06 23:53 sternenseemann 2021-08-11 15:09 ` Ingo Schwarze 2021-08-18 22:02 ` sternenseemann 2021-08-19 17:11 ` Ingo Schwarze 2021-09-06 14:50 ` Ingo Schwarze [this message] 2021-09-06 15:52 ` sternenseemann 2021-09-06 17:12 ` Ingo Schwarze
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