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Re: rm -rf /usr/somedir in maintainer scripts?

]] Russ Allbery 

> A package that wants to change a directory to a symlink (or vice versa) is
> a very special case, and one that runs afoul of dpkg support for the local
> system administrator moving and symlinking directories (something that can
> be quite useful if one screws up disk partitioning or runs out of disk
> space in the / or /usr partition, which admittedly is getting less common
> on typical servers and desktops but can still be an issue for smaller
> devices).

Now that we have well working bind mounts, we could actually deprecate
the old way and just tell people to use bind mounts instead.  At least
if our non-Linux ports has decent support for it.

Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

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