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Re: /var/state /var/lib

>>>>> "Santiago" == Santiago Vila <sanvila@unex.es> 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?

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