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Re: WARNING: base-files in current potato nukes /var/spool/mail contents

On Sat, 5 Feb 2000, Mr. Christopher F. Miller wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 05, 2000 at 11:28:42AM -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 05, 2000 at 05:11:34PM +0100, Santiago Vila wrote:
> > > I mostly agree, but for this very reason you should probably not replace
> > > the /var/spool/mail directory by a symlink...
> > 
> > In the real world you sometimes have to take emergency shortcuts. It's
> > not pretty, but it does happen. (E.g., /var fills up but you have 5gigs
> > on /usr/local -- the users just want mail, now, they don't want to hear
> > that replacing /var/spool/mail with a symlink is aesthetically unclean.)
> We have some /var/spool/mail directories and some are symlinks.  I know
> at least one was symlink for exactly that reason. [...]

Ok, the fact that some people do this is enough for me.

I have just uploaded base-files_2.1.17 and this is now supported.

Thanks a lot.

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