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From "Arpit Agarwal (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-9043) winutils can create unusable symlinks
Date Thu, 02 May 2013 18:32:15 GMT

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Arpit Agarwal commented on HADOOP-9043:
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Thanks for addressing that.

+1

Verified tests pass on Windows and are skipped on OS X.
                
> winutils can create unusable symlinks
> -------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-9043
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-9043
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: util
>    Affects Versions: 3.0.0, 1-win
>            Reporter: Chris Nauroth
>            Assignee: Chris Nauroth
>             Fix For: 3.0.0, 1-win
>
>         Attachments: HADOOP-9043.branch-1.2.patch, HADOOP-9043.branch-1-win.5.patch,
HADOOP-9043.branch-1-win.6.patch, HADOOP-9043.branch-1-win.patch, HADOOP-9043.trunk.2.patch,
HADOOP-9043.trunk.3.patch, HADOOP-9043.trunk.4.patch, HADOOP-9043.trunk.5.patch, HADOOP-9043.trunk.6.patch,
HADOOP-9043.trunk.patch
>
>
> In general, the winutils symlink command rejects attempts to create symlinks targeting
a destination file that does not exist.  However, if given a symlink destination with forward
slashes pointing at a file that does exist, then it creates the symlink with the forward slashes,
and then attempts to open the file through the symlink will fail.

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