Bug#56478: mv in boot-floppies does not work reliably
>>>>> "Santiago" == Santiago Vila <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Santiago> Package: boot-floppies Version: 2.2.5 Severity: grave
Santiago> The "mv" command in the boot floppies is not reliable
Santiago> enough for moving existing directories.
Santiago> I have done the following to reproduce this: Downloaded
Santiago> root.bin from the disks-i386 directory, renamed it to
Santiago> root.bin.gz, gunzip it, and mount it on /mnt using the
Santiago> loop device. Then I do the following:
Santiago> mkdir test cd test mkdir a b /mnt/bin/mv a b ls b [ at
Santiago> this point, nothing is shown ]
Santiago> The `a' directory disappears!
Santiago> The mv command in slink's boot floppies used to work.
Santiago> Since this bug may cause data loss, I tag it as "grave".
I have been working on `busybox' to fix similar misbehaviour in `cp'.
I've looked at `mv' briefly; I will spend some more time on it as
part of what I'm doing with `busybox'. Thank you for providing me
with a test case.