trouble with chmod on certain symlinks

Wayne Davison wayned at
Wed Dec 29 01:24:01 GMT 2004

On Mon, Dec 27, 2004 at 10:34:13PM -0500, btb wrote:
> chown "/Users/luna/Documents/backups/groundnoise/etc/courier/imapd.pem" 
> failed: No such file or directory     <----error here

It may be that OS X is transferring the chown() call from the symlink to
the referent.  Try to chown it manually (either use the chown command,
or compile a program that does nothing but chown a symlink) and see if
that works.  If not, perhaps the OS X version of rsync should be tweaked
to avoid trying to chown() a symlink.


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