Re: symlinks replaced by directories and vice versa
Le samedi 09 décembre 2006 13:14, Mario 'BitKoenig' Holbe a écrit :
> IMHO, one of the most frequently re-appearing issues in package-upgrades
> is symlinks in previous package versions replaced by directories in
> current versions and vice versa.
> Although the Debian policy clearly states in 6.6 (4) "A directory will
> never be replaced by a symbolic link to a directory or vice versa" it
> seems to me that many package maintainers cannot deal well with this
> behaviour or just don't know it.
Just have a look to the icewm package. Its maintainer scripts provide
all the necessary code to handle that case a very smart way.