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Re: Make dpkg following symlinks?

On Mon, Jul 05, 1999 at 12:46:36AM -0400, Allover Stripes wrote:
> To clarify: I have several partitions.  One is mounted on /, another
> on /antelope.  /usr/local/dl and /home/allover/audio are symlinks to
> different directories under /antelope.  I can't accurately predict
> their sizes, so it's not practical to have them on different
> partitions.  If I later decide to move /usr/local/dl onto a third
> partition, and if Debian has resolved the realpath()s of any files on
> it, then Bad Things will happen.

Right, this must not happen under any circumstances.
The situation I was talking about is when you link parts of your filesystem
back into itself, for example:

. -> /usr
. -> /usr/X11R6
/lib -> /usr/lib


In this case, when files are moved, dpkg can get very confused.

Seperating this cases is not easy, though, and the gain is questionable. So
I will drop this idea until someone has better ideas about it.


"The purpose of Free Software is Free Software.
The End and the Means are the same."  -- Craig Sanders

Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de>

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