Bug#51479: dpkg-dev: dpkg-scanpackages DIEs if a dangling symlink found
The script dpkg-scanpackages found in this package does a scan of a
"binarydir" to create the "Packages" file. I did a partial mirror of
a Debian FTP site, which included some symlinks into "binary-all", but
not the object of the symlinks.
The "find" program called by dpkg-scanpackages returns non-zero status
when this happens, and as a result of line 111, dpkg-scanpackages
111 $? and die "find exited with $?\n";
To me, a dangling symlink should not be seen as an error condition.
Particularly since elsewhere in the script, the failure of "dpkg-deb
-I" is only WARNed about.
My suggested fix is change "die" to "warn" in line 111. An acceptable
alternative (though I think it overkill) could be to provide a switch
to simply warn about this condition rather than making it fatal.
-- System Information
Debian Release: potato
Kernel Version: Linux riemann 2.2.13 #1 Thu Nov 25 01:27:04 EST 1999 i686 unknown
Versions of the packages dpkg-dev depends on:
ii cpio 2.4.2-28 GNU cpio -- a program to manage archives of
ii make 3.78.1-1.1 The GNU version of the "make" utility.
ii patch 2.5-2 Apply a diff file to an original
ii perl-5.004 5.004.05-3 Larry Wall's Practical Extracting and Report
^^^ (Provides virtual package perl5)