Re: /var/state /var/lib
On 17 Dec 1999, Karl M. Hegbloom wrote:
> On my machine there is a symlink state -> lib. What is it supposed
> to look like? Sendmail failed to upgrade because of it... it tried
> to move files from state to lib, I think, and couldn't because they
> are the same file.
This would probably work if you move files from state to lib *and*
change all the *.list files in /var/lib/dpkg/info accordingly.
Other than that, dpkg is not currently supposed to "guess" that the files
are "the same", so making this type of symlinks is not a good idea for
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