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Patch: Symlinks of missing files fail on FAT

From: Michael Still
Subject: Patch: Symlinks of missing files fail on FAT
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 13:53:17 +1000

Hello all...

[ I am not subscribed to this mailing list, so please explicitly reply to
me if you need my attention... ]

I noticed this morning that if I am using linux on a FAT partition, and
run automake --add-missing, then the symlink operation fails for obvious
reasons. There is a comment in the automake perl script that a copy should
be attempted after failure, but this doesn't happen. The attached patch
corrects this.

The ChangeLog entry, should this patch be worthy, is something along the
lines of:

2002-08-20  Michael Still  <address@hidden>

        * If adding a missing file fails, attempt a cp instead

I am not sure if this patch is big enough to need a copyright assignment.

As this is my first patch to Automake, I would be interested in people
providing feedback to me if that have any (about style, why this patch is
hideous, etc).

Thanks for your attention,


Michael Still (address@hidden)     UMT+10hrs

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