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.