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

Le vendredi 18 juillet 2014 à 09:33 +0100, Colin Watson a écrit : 
> 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.

It would not break all setups with a separate /usr.
It would only break setups where /usr or /usr/lib is a symbolic link.

I think it’s a bad idea to use symbolic links rather than bind mounts
for this kind of stuff, but I’m pretty sure we would break some systems
if we stopped supporting that, though.

 .''`.      Josselin Mouette
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