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Bug#161978: marked as done (general: /usr/share as a symlink breaks EVERYTHING, but only sometimes)



Your message dated Mon, 25 Aug 2008 18:32:26 +0200
with message-id <200808251832.26956.holger@layer-acht.org>
and subject line checked by lintian already, thanks Adam!
has caused the Debian Bug report #161978,
regarding general: /usr/share as a symlink breaks EVERYTHING, but only 	sometimes
to be marked as done.

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Package: general
Version: unavailable; reported 2002-09-22
Severity: critical
Justification: breaks unrelated software

Hey,
 Nobody ever told me that I couldn't have /usr/share as a symlink. And sure
enough, my /usr partition ran out of space and I had plenty free on /var. So
what did (possibly stupid) me do? I moved /usr/share to /var/usr:share and
symlinked it up in /usr. Everything was working great for a few weeks. Then
one day, *some* package (probably a core one, but I have no idea what)
REMOVED my symlink and replaced it with a new directory entry. Of course,
that caused perl to break, which, in turn, caused everything else to fall
apart. :-( Is it possible for the debian system to be a bit more
symlink-friendly?

 Slowly getting the hang of this...

 Thanks,
  Tyler

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux yi 2.2.19 #1 Sat Jun 9 14:48:14 EST 2001 i586
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C



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boo.

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