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[fix] Backup delete should delete symlink target #738



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commented Jun 18, 2019

The problem

Today a user on the chat pointed out that, when creating backups in a custom output directory (e.g. /tmp/backups/) then deleting the backup using yunohost backup delete, the .tar.gz file is still in /tmp/backups/


That's because backup_delete() naively deletes /home/yunohost.backup/archives/thebackup.tar.gz, which turns out to exist and is a symlink to the actual archive in /tmp/backups/. So the solution is to also delete the target of the symlink (if the path is a symlink).

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Tested on my machine and working

How to test

yunohost backup create foo -o /tmp/backups/
ls /tmp/backups/  # Should display an archive for foo
yunohost backup delete foo
ls /tmp/backups/  # foo shouldn't be there anymore with this fix


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@alexAubin alexAubin added this to the 3.6.x milestone Jun 24, 2019


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commented Jun 24, 2019

k folks, mergin' this one because it's a small ~simple fix..

@alexAubin alexAubin merged commit 40de700 into stretch-unstable Jun 24, 2019

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