severity 28519 grave
retitle 28519 dpkg: creates circular symlinks [POSSIBLE WORKAROUND]
Some (not thorough) experimentation indicates to me that this problem can
be worked around by proper use of Conflicts:
The scenario that uncovered this bug was somewhat ugly.
Two possible situations exist at upgrade time.
/usr/X11R6/dir/foo -> /etc/X11/dir/foo
/usr/X11R6/dir -> /etc/X11/dir
This causes a big headache when the conffile /etc/X11/dir/foo is moved to a
different package (and thus, so is the symlink that points to it).
By having newpackage Conflict: with oldpackge (<< version where move took
place), this *seems* to be avoided.
I am not yet certain about this workaround, though.
G. Branden Robinson |
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