symlinks with 2.1 kernels
I don't know how we should handle this, but it looks like the new 2.1
kernels (>2.1.80?) are going to break quite a few packages:
wyvern:/zip/linux$ sudo dpkg -i tk8.0_8.0p2-2.deb
(Reading database ... 30375 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking tk8.0 (from tk8.0_8.0p2-2.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing tk8.0_8.0p2-2.deb (--install):
error setting ownership of symlink usr/doc/tk8.0/changelog.gz': No such file or directory
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
The problem (as I understand it) is that linux now traverses symlinks to
check the file permissions. As the following extract from "dpkg-deb -c"
shows, it looks like the problem is that the link points to a non-existant
drwxr-xr-x root/root 0 1998-01-27 15:20 usr/doc/tk8.0/
lrwxrwxrwx root/root 0 1998-01-27 15:20 usr/doc/tk8.0/changelog.gz -> changes.gz
-rw-r--r-- root/root 60828 1998-01-27 15:20 usr/doc/tk8.0/changes.gz
I don't know if it is the best solution, but it looks like symlinking will
have to be done in the postinst/rm scripts.
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