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Hi

there are OS which have a Symlink on /var/mail to somewhere else (eg to /var/spool/mail). And therefore the cp command throws an error (cannot copy /var/mail to existing /var/mail - or something like that...).

See http://www.isp-control.net/ispcp/ticket/712

The solution from RatS: "change ispcp.conf". well this is possible but won't fix the "cp -Rv" problem. And it leads to more differences in ispcp.conf...

I'd rather change the docu to use "cp -RvL" this preserves the Symlinks
Quote: -L, --dereference
always follow symbolic links

I don't know if "-L" is available in all *nix but I think this would solve the problem. I'm writing this here, because we'd need to change the docu everywhere... Smile

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02-13-2008 09:42 PM
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looking from man cp, I think BSD is support it.
02-14-2008 02:14 PM
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i think every system uses the same cp.

gentoo supports it. ^^
02-15-2008 03:58 AM
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Fine - so we should do it as Joxi said.

Greez BeNe
02-15-2008 05:35 AM
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