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SubjectRe: regression: fails when called via symlink
On Wed, 22 Oct 2014, Joe Perches <> wrote:
> On Wed, 2014-10-22 at 13:43 +0300, Jani Nikula wrote:
>> Since commit 66b47b4a9dad00e45c049d79966de9a3a1f4d337
>> Author: Kees Cook <>
>> Date: Mon Oct 13 15:51:57 2014 -0700
>> checkpatch: look for common misspellings
>> dies with
>> Can't open /path/to/spelling.txt for reading: No such file or directory
>> if it's called through a symlink in /path/to/ pointing at
>> the actual script.
>> Please fail graciously, and just ignore spelling if you can't find
>> spelling.txt. Or better yet, follow the links if you can.
> I agree it should fail better, but I'm also curious.
> Why you want to use a symlink?

Simply because I think having $HOME/bin in $PATH and a symlink there is
better than the alternatives.

I don't want to add scripts to $PATH because there's so much cruft. I
don't want to copy (and now spelling.txt) because I
generally want it to stay up-to-date. I don't want to use an alias
because some maintainer scripts would break. I don't want to use a full
path because it's tedious, and potentially different on different



Jani Nikula, Intel Open Source Technology Center

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