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Re: libiberty addition (for binutils): unlink_if_ordinary

>>> DJ Delorie <> 25.01.05 14:53:06 >>>
>> Was this fixed meanwhile? That is, can I adjust/resubmit the patch
so I
>> can then finally apply the binutils one utilizing this
>Oh, right.  Yes, it was.  Please retest your patch and resubmit it
>against the latest sources.
>I'll ask whether or not it's OK to add before gcc branches.

No changes turned out necessary over the originally submitted version.

Nevertheless, re-built and re-tested in binutils mainline (where it is
needed) on i686-pc-linux-gnu.


2005-01-26  Jan Beulich  <>

	* libiberty.h: Declare unlink_if_ordinary.

2005-01-26  Jan Beulich  <>

	* (CFILES): Add unlink-if-ordinary.c
	(REQUIRED_OFILES): Add unlink-if-ordinary.o.
	Add dependencies and rule for unlink-if-ordinary.o.
	* unlink-if-ordinary.c: New.

/home/jbeulich/src/binutils/mainline/2005-01-25.13.54/include/libiberty.h	2004-10-06
09:35:58.000000000 +0200
+++ 2005-01-25.13.54/include/libiberty.h	2005-01-26
08:30:25.237909080 +0100
@@ -163,6 +163,10 @@ extern char *choose_temp_base PARAMS ((v
 extern char *make_temp_file PARAMS ((const char *)) ATTRIBUTE_MALLOC;
+/* Remove a link to a file unless it is special. */
+extern int unlink_if_ordinary PARAMS((const char *));
 /* Allocate memory filled with spaces.  Allocates using malloc.  */
 extern const char *spaces PARAMS ((int count));
/home/jbeulich/src/binutils/mainline/2005-01-25.13.54/libiberty/	2005-01-18
10:44:24.000000000 +0100
+++ 2005-01-25.13.54/libiberty/	2005-01-26
08:30:25.280902544 +0100
@@ -151,6 +151,7 @@ CFILES = alloca.c argv.c asprintf.c atex
 	 strerror.c strncasecmp.c strncmp.c strrchr.c
strsignal.c	\
 	 strstr.c strtod.c strtol.c
strtoul.c				\
tmpnam.c						\
+	unlink-if-ordinary.c						\
 	vasprintf.c vfork.c vfprintf.c vprintf.c vsnprintf.c
vsprintf.c	\

	waitpid.c							\
 	xatexit.c xexit.c xmalloc.c xmemdup.c xstrdup.c xstrerror.c
@@ -171,6 +172,7 @@ REQUIRED_OFILES = ./regex.o ./cplus-dem.
 	./safe-ctype.o ./sort.o ./spaces.o ./splay-tree.o
./strerror.o	\
./strsignal.o							\

	./ternary.o							\
+	./unlink-if-ordinary.o						\
 	./xatexit.o ./xexit.o ./xmalloc.o ./xmemdup.o
./xstrdup.o	\
@@ -973,6 +975,13 @@ $(CONFIGURED_OFILES): stamp-picdir
 	else true; fi
 	$(COMPILE.c) $(srcdir)/tmpnam.c $(OUTPUT_OPTION)
+./unlink-if-ordinary.o: $(srcdir)/unlink-if-ordinary.c config.h
$(INCDIR)/ansidecl.h \
+	$(INCDIR)/libiberty.h
+	if [ x"$(PICFLAG)" != x ]; then \
+	  $(COMPILE.c) $(PICFLAG) $(srcdir)/unlink-if-ordinary.c -o
pic/$@; \
+	else true; fi
+	$(COMPILE.c) $(srcdir)/unlink-if-ordinary.c $(OUTPUT_OPTION)
 ./vasprintf.o: $(srcdir)/vasprintf.c config.h $(INCDIR)/ansidecl.h \
 	if [ x"$(PICFLAG)" != x ]; then \
/home/jbeulich/src/binutils/mainline/2005-01-25.13.54/libiberty/unlink-if-ordinary.c	1970-01-01
01:00:00.000000000 +0100
+++ 2005-01-25.13.54/libiberty/unlink-if-ordinary.c	2004-12-17
10:14:20.000000000 +0100
@@ -0,0 +1,71 @@
+/* unlink-if-ordinary.c - remove link to a file unless it is special
+   Copyright (C) 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
+This file is part of the libiberty library.  This library is free
+software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the
+terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
+Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
+any later version.
+This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+GNU General Public License for more details.
+You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+along with GNU CC; see the file COPYING.  If not, write to
+the Free Software Foundation, 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA
02111-1307, USA.
+As a special exception, if you link this library with files
+compiled with a GNU compiler to produce an executable, this does not
+the resulting executable to be covered by the GNU General Public
+This exception does not however invalidate any other reasons why
+the executable file might be covered by the GNU General Public
License. */
+@deftypefn Supplemental int unlink_if_ordinary (const char*)
+Unlinks the named file, unless it is special (e.g. a device file).
+Returns 0 when the file was unlinked, a negative value (and errno set)
+there was an error deleting the file, and a positive value if no
+was made to unlink the file because it is special.
+@end deftypefn
+#include "config.h"
+#include <unistd.h>
+#include <sys/stat.h>
+#include "libiberty.h"
+#ifndef S_ISLNK
+#ifdef S_IFLNK
+#define S_ISLNK(m) (((m) & S_IFMT) == S_IFLNK)
+#define S_ISLNK(m) 0
+#define lstat stat
+unlink_if_ordinary (name)
+  const char *name;
+  struct stat st;
+  if (lstat (name, &st) == 0
+      && (S_ISREG (st.st_mode) || S_ISLNK (st.st_mode)))
+    return unlink (name);
+  return 1;

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