DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2007-07
Re: FF & varsym
:This seems weird to me: userland should not know about varsym content
:(except for those programs that explicitly deal with it, through
:varsym_* system calls, of course), and instead should be given an
:"interpreted" path, should they ?
:Any enlightenment much appreciated :-)
Userland has visibility into the varsym if it reads the contents
of the symlink, which in this case it does.
Why firefox is doing that I have no idea. It would be possible to
adjust the lstat code to resolve the varsym in the returned buffer
but doing it by default creates a problem when you tar or cpdup
a directory tree because you wind up breaking the varsym. So for
now I think the only real solution is to modify firefox to understand