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Re: /usr/lib to /lib symlinks (absolute?)

On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 02:27:53PM +0200, Hector Oron wrote:
>   Could we add an exception to Debian policy 10.5 to mandate relative
> symlinks when linking /usr/lib to /lib or do you envision other issues
> I might have not taken into account?

It's still possible to use /usr as a separate filesystem (I hope we can
avoid derailing into an argument about whether that's a sensible thing
to do, and simply note that we have a hard-to-determine but definitely
non-zero number of user systems in this configuration), and permitting
relative symlinks from /usr/lib to /lib would break such a setup.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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