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[Bug-stow] stow's parent() can't handle '/'

From: Jan Echternach
Subject: [Bug-stow] stow's parent() can't handle '/'
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 23:26:39 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/


stow doesn't work properly from a "/stow" directory (such that the common
parent is "/") because it attempts a "chdir()" instead of "chdir('/')",
creating links below the user's home directory instead of in /bin,
/sbin etc.

I've fixed it for me with this change:

@@ -476,7 +476,9 @@
   local($path) = join('/', @_);
   local(@elts) = split(/\/+/, $path);
-  join('/', @elts);
+  local($parent) = join('/', @elts);
+  $parent = '/' if $parent eq '';
+  return $parent;
 sub usage {

Jan                           fortune: can't load library '/libc.so.4'
                                      No such library.

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