[BusyBox 0005244]: Autocomplete (tab) doesn't work with symlinks crossing mountpoints

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Sat Oct 4 16:04:45 UTC 2008


The following issue has been SUBMITTED. 
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http://busybox.net/bugs/view.php?id=5244 
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Reported By:                rx
Assigned To:                BusyBox
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Project:                    BusyBox
Issue ID:                   5244
Category:                   Other
Reproducibility:            always
Severity:                   minor
Priority:                   normal
Status:                     assigned
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Date Submitted:             10-04-2008 09:04 PDT
Last Modified:              10-04-2008 09:04 PDT
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Summary:                    Autocomplete (tab) doesn't work with symlinks
crossing mountpoints
Description: 
Pressing (tab) when attempting to select a file in a certain directory, I
get only the directory and not the files in it.

File System Structure:
/device is a mountpoint of /dev/hda1
this contains a subdirectory for configuration files "cnf"
additionally for easier access, there is a symlink to that directory:
/cnf -> /device/cnf

When I want to edit a file there, I want to type (logged in as root, and
in the root dir):
vi c (tab)
-> Autocomplete to:
vi cnf/
-> Type in cnf.f
vi cnf/cnf.f (return)
(and then edit the file)

What really happens:
vi c (tab)
-> Autocomplete to:
vi cnf(space)
Well, not that behaviour as I expect it. In other directories /etc,...
this works fine.
It seems to be a problem with mount + symlink, The symlink seems not to be
identified as a directory but as a file. But I do not want to edit the
directory, only the files in it.
It is not correlated with vi, also cp and all other programs show that.

Best regards,

RX
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Issue History 
Date Modified   Username       Field                    Change               
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10-04-08 09:04  rx             New Issue                                    
10-04-08 09:04  rx             Status                   new => assigned     
10-04-08 09:04  rx             Assigned To               => BusyBox         
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