Re: over 30000 bugs in our archive (!)
Joey Hess wrote:
> Does anyone know why exaclty we have this paragraph in policy? I'm not sure
> what the reason it's in there is for, or exaclty what problems the relative
> symlinks can cause.
Suppose the sysadmin has set things up so that /usr is a symlink to
/specialmount/weirdnfsdir/usrdisk. Then if you have a relative symlink
from /usr/lib/package/foo to ../../../var/lib/package/foo, it really
refers to /specialmount/weirdnfsdir/var/lib/package/foo. (I may have
miscounted a .. or two).
The top-level directories are the most likely to be symlinked this way,
I think that is the reason for this policy.
Thus, I think that links from /var to /usr should be absolute for the
same reason as links from /usr to /var.
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