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Fix 'force' semantics in 'utils.filesystem.mkdir' #177

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airwoodix commented Nov 22, 2018


In utils.filesystem.mkdir, the force argument is intended to enforce directory ownership / mode even if the target path already exists. However, the current implementation calls os.mkdir which raises OSError if the target path exists.

Proposed solution

Mimic Python 3.2+ os.makedirs exist_ok behaviour when creating the leaf.
This is a temporary patch waiting for a migration to Python 3.


Ready for review.


Problem identified in combination with yunohost user ssh add-key called when $HOME/.ssh/authorized_keys doesn't exit but $HOME/.ssh does. The yunohost code correctly calls mkdir with force=True but fails because of the problem addressed by this PR.


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alexAubin commented Nov 22, 2018

Sounds legit to me, merging as a micro decision 👍

Thanks a lot 👍

@alexAubin alexAubin merged commit c2f02cd into YunoHost:stretch-unstable Nov 22, 2018

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@airwoodix airwoodix deleted the airwoodix:fix-mkdir-force-leaf-exists branch Nov 22, 2018

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