Issue #7707 has been reported by mpartel (Martin Pärtel).

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Bug #7707: FileUtils.mv fails to move symlink between filesystems
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/7707

Author: mpartel (Martin Pärtel)
Status: Open
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: lib
Target version: 1.9.3
ruby -v: ruby 1.9.3p362 (2012-12-25 revision 38607) [x86_64-linux]


FileUtils.mv sometimes fails with a "Errno::ENOENT: No such file or directory - /path/to/symlink" when attempting to move a directory containing a symlink between filesystems. This may be because it moves the destination file before the symlink and then fails to move a "broken" symlink. Using the shell's "mv" instead works reliably.

A small test script is attached.


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