Re: Bug: cross-device link
Galen Hazelwood <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> /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.
Well, I don't understand what's going on, but here's what I think is
the same problem with ispell, ibritish, and iamerican. At some point
ibritish calls update-alternatives which tries to rename
ispell-dictionary.hash.dpkg-tmp to ispell-dictionary.hash. It fails.
If I cd to /etc/alternatives and try it manually as root:
clare# mv ispell-dictionary.hash.dpkg-tmp ispell-dictionary.hash
mv: cannot move `ispell-dictionary.hash.dpkg-tmp' across filesystems: Not a regular file
clare# ls -l i*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 29 Jun 21 12:20 ispell-dictionary.hash -> /usr/lib/ispell/american.hash
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 28 Jun 21 14:01 ispell-dictionary.hash.dpkg-tmp -> /usr/lib/ispell/british.hash
Filesystem 1024-blocks Used Available Capacity Mounted on
/dev/hda1 15614 8938 5870 60% /
/dev/hda4 256622 132644 110723 55% /usr
It's probably something obvious, but I don't see it.
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