Re: Bug#57218: /usr/local erased
reassign 57218 gs
retitle 57218 upgrading gs erases /usr/local if it is a symlink
On Sun, Feb 06, 2000 at 07:23:44PM -0700, Michael Lachmann wrote:
> Package: general
> My /usr/local is a link (to /mnt/local/usr). On my last Upgrade (potato)
> the link was erased. It was replaced with a real directory. After the
> upgrade, the directory contained only the
Oh no. Don't tell me I got it wrong again :( The ghostscript install
creates some directories in /usr/local in its postinst. But that should not
remove the /usr/local link...
My guess is the following: The previous gs package contained
/usr/local/lib/ghostscript/... and dpkg tells me that it can't remove
/usr/local because non-empty on upgrading.
My guess is that dpkg removed /usr/local on your system since it is a
link and not a directory so having files in it does not stop dpkg removing
Does somebody have an idea what I can do to fix this?
Thanks for reporting this bug Michael!
Torsten Landschoff Bluehorn@IRC <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Debian Developer and Quality Assurance Committee Member