Re: Package installation can't chown symlinks?
James Carlson wrote:
> Preparing to replace findutils 4.1-31 (using findutils_4.1-32.deb) ...
> Unpacking replacement findutils ...
> dpkg: error processing findutils_4.1-32.deb (--unpack):
> error setting ownership of symlink `usr/doc/findutils/changelog.gz':
> Function not implemented
> dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
> Errors were encountered while processing:
> E: Sub-process returned an error code
Same deal with ncurses-base_4.2-3.deb. How is dpkg changing ownership, not with
chown? I ran dpkg -D300 on the file by hand, and watched
D000100: tarobject SymbolicLink creating
dpkg: error processing findutils_4.1-32.deb (--unpack):
error setting ownership of symlink... blah blah as above.
James S. Carlson -- firstname.lastname@example.org -- 414-271-6970 x510
Management Information Systems Administrator
The Mandel Company