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Re: dpkg bug

Carlos Carvalho <carlos@fisica.ufpr.br> writes:

> What I don't understand is why it doesn't fail on x86/2.1.102. Does
> dpkg behave differently on x86?

No.  Nor on m68k where it also works just fine..

> Maybe libc has been hacked for "compatibility" on x86 [ ... ]

No.  From chown(2):

|        In versions of Linux prior to 2.1.81  (and  distinct  from
|        2.1.46), chown did not follow symbolic links.  Since Linux
|        2.1.81, chown does follow symbolic links, and there  is  a
|        new  system  call  lchown  that  does  not follow symbolic
|        links.  Since Linux 2.1.86, this new call  (that  has  the
|        same  semantics as the old chown) has got the same syscall
|        number, and chown got the newly introduced number.

I'm still convinced that the alpha kernel is wrong for not doing what
the i386 & m68k kernels are doing.

~Yawn And Walk North~

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