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Re: /usr/local

On Fri, Feb  4, 2000 at 07:21:26 -0700 (+0000), Alan Post wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 04, 2000 at 01:14:02PM +0100, Santiago Vila wrote:
> > base-files creates /usr/local and empty dirs under /usr/local but only if
> > /usr/local does not exist (maybe some other package removed /usr/local?)
> > 
> This is not quite true, as your code actually checks if /usr/local is a
> directory:
> if [ ! -d /usr/local ]; then
> This condition will fail when /usr/local is a symlink and proceed to populate
> it.

Wrong - it will still work as long as the symlink points to a directory
(same applies to perl's -d):

[2]wyvern:~$ ln -s /etc foobar
[2]wyvern:~$ [ -d foobar ] && echo directory


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