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Re: Bug: cross-device link

Mathieu Guillaume wrote:
> Package: cpp
> This is the same kind of bug that was reported as #10753
> (update-alternative).
> When I try to upgrade to this version, I get an error related to
> cross-device links (/lib/cpp is a symlink to /usr/bin/cpp, which is
> mounted on a different partition on my system).

/lib/cpp has _always_ been a symlink to /usr/bin/cpp.  It has been that
way for years.  And it's only _now_ causing a problem?  Have you never
installed cpp or gcc before?

Furthermore, symlinks are definitely allowed across devices.  It's hard
links that aren't.  That can't be the problem.


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