[Mono-bugs] [Bug 650779] New: File.Move with a symlink with wrong or non existing target fails

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           Summary: File.Move with a symlink with wrong or non existing
                    target fails
    Classification: Mono
           Product: Mono: Class Libraries
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Major
          Priority: P5 - None
         Component: System
        AssignedTo: mono-bugs at lists.ximian.com
        ReportedBy: bruiz at codicesoftware.com
         QAContact: mono-bugs at lists.ximian.com
          Found By: ---
           Blocker: ---

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; es-ES; rv:
Gecko/20101026 Firefox/3.6.12 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)

If you try to move a symbolic link using File.Move, it fails if the link has a
wrong target or the target doesn't exists.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create a link with a wrong target as: ln -s wrong testlink

2.Try to move/rename it by code with File.Move(testlinkPath, testlinkPath +

Fails: Could not find file ""
Actual Results:  
System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not find file ""
  at System.IO.File.Move (System.String sourceFileName, System.String

Expected Results:  
The link properly renamed.

In the example the link must be the name testlinkrenamed

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