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symbolic link size

Hi all,

as you know dpkg checks if st_size in structure stat equals the return value
for readlink() and if not issues the error message "symbolic link '<foo>' size
has changed from X to Y". Why is this check in there? It turns out that there
are systems (most notably Android N) for which this relation does not hold.
This of course means we cannot have a chroot with Debian or at least none that
requires an update.


Michael Meskes
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