Re: /var/state /var/lib
>>>>> "Santiago" == Santiago Vila <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Santiago> 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.
Santiago> This would probably work if you move files from state to
Santiago> lib *and* change all the *.list files in
Santiago> /var/lib/dpkg/info accordingly.
Santiago> Other than that, dpkg is not currently supposed to
Santiago> "guess" that the files are "the same", so making this
Santiago> type of symlinks is not a good idea for now.
I removed the symlink... I don't know how long it's been there, nor
do I recall whether I created it myself at some point, or it was
installed there for me. I ran a grep for /var/lib\|/var/state on all
the *.list files, and moved everything that belonged in /var/state.
I wonder if there are other machines out there with the same problem?