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Re: Bug#295213: general: Upgrade removed /usr/local (symlink)

On Mon, 14 Feb 2005, Frank Küster wrote:

> Please be so kind and keep the bug number address in the Cc
> Tuomo Valkonen <tuomov@iki.fi> wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 14, 2005 at 03:24:59PM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
> >> Is any tetex package installed on the system, and can you give the
> >> version numbers currently installed and, ideally, of the old ones before
> >> the upgrade? We had a bug with /usr/local/ in tetex-base, and this might
> >> be connected.
> >
> > Tetex is installed, tetex-base being currently version 2.0.2c-6. I don't
> > know the previous version, but I think I last upgraded sometime around
> > mid-january.
> Could it have been after January 24st? This is the date when we released
> a version (2.0.2c-4) that erroneously shipped /usr/local/share/texmf in
> the deb. This caused a symlink to be converted to a real file for one
> user when he upgraded from the buggy version to the fixed version,
> 2.0.2c-5 (that did no longer contain that directory).

Er, don't think so.

dpkg doesn't convert symlinks to dirs.  However, if a user uses tar directly,
then this can occur.

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