Bug#263757: a few comments about proposed readlink patch
On Wed, Dec 08, 2004 at 12:16:49PM +0100, Francesco Paolo Lovergine wrote:
> Basically the proposed patch needs one more hack:
> If $dir is not a symlink, readlink returns nothing, so:
> link=`/bin/readlink -f "$dir"`
> if [ "x$link" != "x" ]; then
Eh, it works fine. readlink returns nothing (and exits 1) if the link is
invalid or the path doesn't exist. If the path is already canonical,
it'll return it as-is.
By the way, you should probably drop the '/bin/' part, in Debian scripts
one does not qualify commands in general.
Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)