[Buildroot] [PATCH 2/2] package/tzdata: new package

Yann E. MORIN yann.morin.1998 at free.fr
Tue Feb 26 20:52:55 UTC 2013


Danomi, Richard, All,

On Tuesday 26 February 2013 Danomi Manchego wrote:
> +define TZDATA_INSTALL_TARGET_CMDS
> +       mkdir -p $(TARGET_DIR)/usr/share/zoneinfo
> +       cp -a $(@D)/_output/* $(TARGET_DIR)/usr/share/zoneinfo
> +       cd $(TARGET_DIR)/usr/share/zoneinfo;    \
> +       for zone in posix/*; do                 \
> +           ln -s "$${zone}" "$${zone##*/}";    \
> +       done
> +endef
> 
> Yann,
> 
> Today, a co-worker applied these patches, and ran into a small problem
> during the install phase.  He had made a mistake while applying the
> companion zic patch, which caused the tzdata package to stop.  Then,
> after he fixed his mistake, the tzdata failed to install, because the
> 'ln -s' failed to overwrite symlinks that already exist.  So I think
> that it might be good to add an 'rm -f "$${zone##*/}";' before the 'ln
> -s'.  (Or at least make it an 'ln -sf', though I personally am
> distrustful of 'ln -sf' due to sometimes unexpected behavior when the
> target of the symlink is a directory.)

OK, I'll apply Richard's "ln -sfn" fix, and re-submit.
Thank you both for the feedback!

Regards,
Yann E. MORIN.

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