Issue #7707 has been updated by Jack Nagel.


In Homebrew, we have code that works around this by shelling out to `mv` when necessary. It would be nice to have this fixed.

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Bug #7707: FileUtils.mv fails to move symlink between filesystems
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/7707#change-47690

* Author: Martin Prtel
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: Nobuyoshi Nakada
* Category: lib
* Target version: next minor
* ruby -v: ruby 1.9.3p362 (2012-12-25 revision 38607) [x86_64-linux]
* Backport: 
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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 filebefore 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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test.rb (627 Bytes)


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