[OpenAFS] OpenAFS 1.7.0600 does not seem to handle symbolic links correctly

Jeffrey Altman jaltman@your-file-system.com
Tue, 14 Feb 2012 09:33:09 -0500

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What is the target path of the symlink?

  symlink list <symlink>

Is that target path a relative symlink or an absolute symlink (begins
with '/')?

If it is an absolute symlink, does it begin with "/afs"?

Does the symlink contain a component with an embedded "@sys"?

If so, does there exist any of the "fs sysname" values in the parent
directory to match the @sys name expansion?

Jeffrey Altman

On 2/13/2012 10:16 AM, Gary Coryer wrote:
> I installed the latest update (as of thursday last week) for OpenAFS
> 1.7.0600 last week on my windows 7 afs client.  Everything runs fine
> until I get to a symbolic link in my Linux file system.  The Windows 7
> navigtor will not follow the symlink, it will not change directory from=

> the command line either.  The navigator seems to think it is a link
> because it has the chain symbol on the icon but the icon is faded.  I
> get a message when I try to follow the symlink that I do not have
> permission.  I have no trouble traversing the symlink on the linux
> client I use (don't believe Linux client is running open afs, I don't
> own that box, so that last was a statement that I do have file system
> permissions, not a difference in windows versus linux implementations).=

> This is a new install of the OpenAFS to update my laptop.  I can get to=

> all the files in the file system until I hit a symlink, so everything
> else runs really nice.  Another possible difference is that its more
> likely that access to file system objects that I symlink to is granted
> via a group permission, my own files inside the symlink perimeter are
> more likely to be accessed via my user id. =20
> Any ideas?
> Gary Coryer

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