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Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:34:18 +0100
From: Florian Weimer <>
To: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: coreutils cp mishandles error return from lchmod

* Rich Felker:

> coreutils should be opting to use the system-provided lchmod, which is
> safe, and correctly handling error returns (silently treating
> EOPNOTSUPP as success) rather than as hard errors.

glibc's lchmod always returns ENOSYS (except on Hurd).  I don't know how
lchmod is used in coreutils, but I suspect it is not particularly


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