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Re: symlinks replaced by directories and vice versa

Le samedi 09 décembre 2006 13:14, Mario 'BitKoenig' Holbe a écrit :
> Hello,
> 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.


Jérôme Marant

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