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

Hi Tuomo,

Please be so kind and keep the bugnumber address in the Cc line.

Tuomo Valkonen <tuomov@iki.fi> schrieb:

> On Mon, Feb 14, 2005 at 05:54:22PM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
>> Could it have been after January 24st?
> Unlikely. 

Then it is probably not tetex-base's fault.

> And shouldn't that problem have surfaced back then instead
> of today?

It seems that dpkg transparently follows existing symlinks when
installing subdirectories in the symlinked dirs (therefore no problem
upon installation of the buggy version). But when the buggy version is
removed, it removes all empty, unregistered parent directories, and it
seems /usr/local is one of these - and it doesn't care whether it is in
fact a directory or not.

But it is probably an other package that caused this, or the cause is
something completely different. 

Regards, Frank

Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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