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Bug#2828: Horrible aliasing problem (was xosview)

Ian Jackson writes:
 > Aaaaaaarrgh !  The classic pointer-aliasing problem strikes
 > filesystems ...
 > Suggestions and/or sympathy welcome.

My sympathy (and gratitude) level is pretty high.

Potential solutions:

(1) install twice  [slow, ugly, inappropriate, but stable].

(2) stat directories so that you can recognize aliased directories.
[Be careful to use the equivalent of $path/.]


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