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Bug#533773: /usr/lib32 transition broken

On 2009-06-20 21:24 +0200, Clint Adams wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 02:10:25PM +0200, Goswin Brederlow wrote:
>> you actually managed to completly screw the pooch with the /usr/lib32
>> transition from link to directory and now on existing installations it
>> remains a link. Now /emul/ia32-linux/[usr/]lib contains files that
> Why would it remain a link? Is there a bug in dpkg?

No, this behavior is documented in Policy §6.6:

    A directory will never be replaced by a symbolic link to a
    directory or vice versa; instead, the existing state (symlink or
    not) will be left alone and `dpkg' will follow the symlink if
    there is one.


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