Re: [email@example.com: Bug#129807: wont upgrade from version in pototo]
On Sat, 19 Jan 2002, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> Can I get some help with this? Is it illegal to have two conffiles
> hardlinked to each other? It unpacks them to their new names, as best
> I can tell, and then fails to make the link.
> I'm going to remove the hardlink anyway, since this affects upgrades.
Yes, it is illegal. You can't have symlinks nor hardlinks with conffiles. I
know that the symlink case is documented. Consider /etc/rc?.d/.
With symlinks, it's at least easy to see which 2 packages are at fault; with
hardlinks, this isn't the case.
Btw, that bug s/b rc, package doesn't follow policy(conffile linkage). I
won't change it, as you'll probably have a fix shortly.