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