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

Colin Watson writes ("Re: /usr/lib to /lib symlinks (absolute?)"):
> On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 10:45:14AM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > 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 ...

It's not /usr, but:

chiark:~> ll -d /tmp /var/tmp /var/mail
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 Aug  3  2007 /tmp -> volatile/tmp/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root ian  10 Jul 26  2007 /var/mail -> spool/mail/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  4 Jul 26  2007 /var/tmp -> /tmp/

And in /var/log, the notable directories exim4, httpd and squid
are also symlinks.


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