Re: rm -rf /usr/somedir in maintainer scripts?
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- Subject: Re: rm -rf /usr/somedir in maintainer scripts?
- From: Tollef Fog Heen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2012 08:51:37 +0200
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]] 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
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