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Bug 236311 - coreutils shows good links as dangling
Summary: coreutils shows good links as dangling
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: coreutils
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2007-04-13 00:08 UTC by Sammy
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: 5.97-12.5.fc6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-04-19 08:24:09 UTC

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Color definitions file (deleted)
2007-04-13 13:35 UTC, Sammy
no flags Details

Description Sammy 2007-04-13 00:08:45 UTC
Description of problem:

After updating to coreutils 5.97-12.4.fc6 good symlinks show as dangling.
I am using "ls -bCAF --color". Downgrading to 12.3 does not have this

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Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2007-04-13 11:48:25 UTC
I can't reproduce this.  Please give a test case.

Comment 2 Sammy 2007-04-13 13:35:41 UTC
Created attachment 152541 [details]
Color definitions file

Comment 3 Sammy 2007-04-13 13:36:53 UTC
I have investigated this further and found the following:

In /etc/DIR_COLORS and /etc/DIR_COLORS.xterm I have set:

          ORPHAN 01;05;37;41  # orphaned syminks

where 05=blink and others colors. This shows the orphaned syminks as
blinking bold white on red backgorund. Otherwise regular symlinks show
as cyan.

With the latest upgrade and using "ls --color" all symlinks are blinking BUT
if I comment this line in DIRCOLORS then the orphaned symlinks show as cyan
(no different than non orphaned) except when you do ls -l, in which case
only the link target itself shows as blinking, which is correct because I set
missing files to blink as well. I am going to attach my DIR_COLORS.

Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2007-04-17 11:51:12 UTC
Test case:

rm -rf arena
mkdir arena
cd arena
touch file
ln -s file symlink
/bin/ls --color | cat -vet

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Should be fixed in coreutils-5.97-12.5.fc6, shortly to appear in
updates-testing.  Thanks for catching this.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2007-04-18 22:37:48 UTC
Fixed in update: coreutils-5.97-12.5.fc6

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