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

On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 10:45:14AM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le vendredi 18 juillet 2014 à 09:33 +0100, Colin Watson a écrit : 
> > 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.

Er, yes.  Quite right, thanks.

> 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.

Yeah, I suspect there are some old-school sysadmins who do "oh, I ran
out of space, ln -s /space/usr /usr".  I agree with your bad-idea
intuition, but ...

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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