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Re: error creating hard link

On Sat, 28 Jun 2003, Andreas Voegele wrote:

> It seems that I'll have to convert GNUstep's hard links into symbolic
> links since dpkg cannot handle long names; cf. bug #128388: dpkg has
> possible bug with handling of gnu longlink/longname.

Oh, I know what this is.

dpkg's tar handling with long names is buggy.  It can only one of either a
long name, or a long symlink target, where long is > 100 chars.  There is a
bug in the gnu long name/link support handling.

Converting your deb to symlinks won't help in this case.

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