soften-links.diff   [plain text]


Marco d'Itri wrote:

I run one of the debian mirrors, and I had to write this patch because
my archive is split between more than one disk. Would you accept a more
polished version of this patch for inclusion in rsync?

To use this patch, run these commands for a successful build:

    patch -p1 <patches/soften-links.diff
    ./configure                           (optional if already run)
    make

--- old/syscall.c
+++ new/syscall.c
@@ -59,9 +59,14 @@ int do_symlink(const char *fname1, const
 #ifdef HAVE_LINK
 int do_link(const char *fname1, const char *fname2)
 {
+	int st;
+
 	if (dry_run) return 0;
 	RETURN_ERROR_IF_RO_OR_LO;
-	return link(fname1, fname2);
+	st = link(fname1, fname2);
+	if (/*soften_links &&*/ st != 0 && errno == EXDEV)
+		st = symlink(fname1, fname2);
+	return st;
 }
 #endif