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Bug#2423: scattered sendmail links

rdm@tad.micro.umn.edu writes:
>Package: smail
>smail has several links named sendmail that all point directly to smail.
>[I believe these are just /usr/lib/sendmail and /usr/sbin/sendmail.]
>This would be a bit easier to deal with if one link was appointed the
>"master link" and the other link pointed to that.  e.g.
>/usr/lib/sendmail -> /usr/sbin/sendmail

Well, I find:

$ ls -l /usr/lib/sendmail
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root           16 Sep  5 01:47 /usr/lib/sendmail -> ../sbin/sendmail*
$ ls -l /usr/sbin/sendmail
lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root            5 Sep  3 13:53 /usr/sbin/sendmail -> smail*
$ dpkg -l smail
| Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name         Version   Rev  Description
ii  smail 13   Electronic mail transport system.

So presumably the change away from what you propose was made for some
good reason between -13 and -21.

I don't see how nominating /usr/sbin/sendmail as the master link
differs practically from nominating /usr/sbin/smail as the master
link, however.

Richard Kettlewell
http://www.elmail.co.uk/staff/richard/                    richard@uk.geeks.org
                                        Take the longest day/Waste it all away
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