[gccsdk] Symlink: Unknown file type

John Tytgat John.Tytgat at aaug.net
Thu Mar 17 02:10:50 PDT 2011

In message <fa9d1eb551.beeb at ron1954.woosh.co.nz>
          Ron <beeb at woosh.co.nz> wrote:

> Changing the filetype of the Symlink file to many unheard of
> types and tar does not ignore them.
> So I think the error is misleading and tar/unixlib knows what
> a Symlink file is, and is taking exception to it.

I'm not familiar with the tar format but I guess that fact that an
object is a softlink is stored separately (and not part of a RISC OS
filetype or "," based filetype extension).

There is support for symbolic links in UnixLib but I don't know how
well.  At least point 2 of
is still open.

> Now I have to find if Unixlib is saying 'dont do this'
> or if Tar is configured to ignore them.

It would be good if you could further nail down what happens.

> There was a message from the cross-compiler at one point
> saying hard links are not supported on your platform.

Concept of hardlinks does not exist on RISC OS.

John Tytgat, in his comfy chair at home                                 BASS
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