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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] tools/pygrub: do not override pygrub with a symbolic link

On 22.04.13 14:34, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Mon, 2013-04-22 at 13:26 +0100, Christoph Egger wrote:
>> On 22.04.13 13:58, Ian Campbell wrote:
>>> On Mon, 2013-04-22 at 12:50 +0100, Christoph Egger wrote:
>>>> tools/pygrub: Do not override pygrub with a symbolic link if $(BINDIR)
>>>> and $(PRIVATE_BINDIR) are the same.
>>> More properly this is "fix the if condition we use to decide when to
>>> create the symlink", since it is already the intention to not override
>>> if they are the same  but the condition is written wrong since it
>>> includes DESTDIR on one side but not the other, which defeats the check.
>>> FWIW I would niuke the DESTDIR on the left rather than adding it on the
>>> right, it might even fit on one line then?
>> Does not work. See comment below.
> OK, that makes sense I guess.
>>>> Signed-off-by: Christoph Egger <chegger@xxxxxxxxx>
>>>> diff --git a/tools/pygrub/Makefile b/tools/pygrub/Makefile
>>>> index 039f7f7..c3b34d7 100644
>>>> --- a/tools/pygrub/Makefile
>>>> +++ b/tools/pygrub/Makefile
>>>> @@ -15,8 +15,8 @@ install: all
>>>>            --install-scripts=$(PRIVATE_BINDIR) --force
>>>>    $(INSTALL_DIR) $(DESTDIR)/var/run/xend/boot
>>>>    set -e; if [ "`readlink -f $(DESTDIR)/$(BINDIR)`" != \
>>>> -               "`readlink -f $(PRIVATE_BINDIR)`" ]; then \
>>>> -      ln -sf $(PRIVATE_BINDIR)/pygrub $(DESTDIR)/$(BINDIR); \
>>>> +               "`readlink -f $(DESTDIR)/$(PRIVATE_BINDIR)`" ]; then \
>>>> +      ln -sf $(DESTDIR)/$(PRIVATE_BINDIR)/pygrub $(DESTDIR)/$(BINDIR); \
>>> I don't think this change to the first path passed to ln is correct
>>> since this will become the content of the symlink, which doesn't want to
>>> include DESTDIR.
>> What actually happens when $(BINDIR) and $(PRIVATE_BINDIR) are equal
>> is that the pygrub python script does not exist. pygrub is a symbolic
>> link to a file that doesn't exist instead.
>> With this patch you will actually install the pygrub python script
>> rather a symbolic link.
> But you have broken the case where BINDIR and PRIVATE_BINDIR differ
> because /usr/bin/pygrub will be a symlink
> to /tmp/destdir.XYZ/usr/lib/xen/bin/pygrub and not
> to /usr/lib/xen/bin/pygrub.

I see.

> The code inside the if shouldn't even be run in the case you are trying
> to fix.

Right. Comparing $(DESTDIR)/$(BINDIR) with $(PRIVATE_BINDIR) is
always different. Also when comparing $(BINDIR) with
$(DESTDIR)/$(PRIVATE_BINDIR) is always different
and the code inside the if runs.

This works for me and should be fine for you:

if [ $(BINDIR) != $(PRIVATE_BINDIR) -a \
     "`readlink -f $(DESTDIR)/$(BINDIR)`" != \
     "`readlink -f $(PRIVATE_BINDIR)`" ]; then \
   ln -sf $(PRIVATE_BINDIR)/pygrub $(DESTDIR)/$(BINDIR); \


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