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Request #39065 undocumented: symlink() changes behaviour depending on ZTS
Submitted: 2006-10-06 14:39 UTC Modified: 2011-04-08 21:37 UTC
Avg. Score:4.2 ± 1.0
Reproduced:4 of 4 (100.0%)
Same Version:0 (0.0%)
Same OS:3 (75.0%)
From: phpbugs at triphoenix dot de Assigned:
Status: Open Package: Filesystem function related
PHP Version: 5.2.2 OS: Unix
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2006-10-06 14:39 UTC] phpbugs at triphoenix dot de
The symlink() function changes its behaviour depending on the ZTS define. If ZTS is not defined, all are created relative, if ZTS is enabled, the parameters are evaluated to actual absolute directories and thus are created absolute. This is different behaviour and should be at least documented in a proper way. 

Reproduce code:
symlink("..", "testlink");

Expected result:
Depending on enabled or disabled ZTS the symlink will be created relative (pointing to "..") or absolute (e.g. if currently in "/tmp/test/phptest" pointing to "/tmp/test"). If the link (or the directory containing it) is being moved/renamed later, the latter can lead to a broken link while the first cannot.


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 [2007-05-10 16:32 UTC] brunofr at ioda dot net
Same issue pb sur php 5.2.2
 [2007-08-17 16:25 UTC]
It should behave same.
 [2011-04-08 21:37 UTC]
-Package: Feature/Change Request +Package: Filesystem function related
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