Re: dpkg: multiarch symlink not present in fresh installs
following up on debian-dpkg@ since others might want to weigh in.
On Tue, 01 Mar 2011, Colin Watson wrote:
> I noticed this
> (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dpkg/+bug/727106) while doing
> a debootstrap test of natty. I think we need to be consistent about the
> compatibility symlink being present, since it's a pain to migrate this
> from a directory to a symlink, and since I expect there to be software
> kicking around for a while that relies on it.
I deliberately added it only on upgrade. I understand you want to keep it
that way for natty but very few software should look up files directly in
/var/lib/dpkg/info/ and those that do should be converted to use
$ dpkg-query --control-path dpkg-dev md5sums
I think it's perfectly legitimate to have the few offenders fixed in time
BTW, what's difficult to move from a directory to a symlink?
$ cd /var/lib/dpkg/info
$ mv <arch>/* ./
$ rmdir <arch>
$ ln -sf . <arch>
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