Re: Using hamm? READ THIS about /usr/spool and related links...
Santiago Vila Doncel <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> This mail is intended for the user who is running the current Debian
> unstable distribution (a.k.a. hamm).
> I'm the Debian maintainer who removed the /usr/spool symlink and some
> other symlinks that were part of the `base-files' package...
Ahh, that's the package! I grepped /var/lib/dpkg/info/* for
"/usr/spool", but didn't find anything. I shoulda tried harder.
> Not only the FHS but also the old FSSTND says that the mail spool is
> /var/spool/mail, so every program should look for mail there, not
> in /usr/spool/mail.
> So if a program breaks because it uses /usr/spool, *that* is a bug.
> If you want to help us on this, you may report all those bugs through the
> Debian bug tracking system, see /usr/doc/debian/bug-reporting.txt or
> [ Of course, if you want to help us even more, you may take a look at
> the bug database first to make sure that the bug is not already reported ].
> As it is often said: I apologize for the inconvenience, etc. etc.
All this is cool, I just couldn't figure out which package removed
the link, so I wasn't sure which package to file a bug against.
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