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Bug 246292 - createrepo no longer follows symbolic links
Summary: createrepo no longer follows symbolic links
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 228827
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: createrepo
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Paul Nasrat
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-06-29 20:31 UTC by Marc Desrochers
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-07-29 13:21:14 UTC

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Description Marc Desrochers 2007-06-29 20:31:29 UTC
Description of problem:

    Version 0.4.10-1.fc6 does not follow symbolic links pointing to
    directories which contain RPM packages.  We use such links to
    simplify managing our local repositories when, e.g., we have
    i386-specific RPM packages but no x86_64-specific ones, pointing
    the x86_64 repository to the i386 one, e.g. :

        Browser_plugins -> ../i386/Browser_plugins

    According to the man page and "createrepo -h", there appears to
    be no flag to force it to follow symbolic links.

    Version 0.4.4-2.fc6 did follow symbolic links.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. point symbolic link to a valid repository containing RPM packages
2. createrepo -v
Actual results:
    Repository contains no RPM package information.

Expected results:
    Repository containing information on RPM packages in the
    hierarchy pointed to by the symbolic link.
    Or documentation on a flag to achieve following symbolic
    links, if such a flag now exists.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2007-07-29 13:21:14 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 228827 ***

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