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Re: dpkg-shlibdeps (was Re: Cannot install HURD: bsdutils missing)

On Fri, May 03, 2002 at 02:02:27PM -0400, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> On Fri, May 03, 2002 at 12:51:12PM -0400, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > There is no logic in putting symlinks into all packages.
> > The whole purpose of having the usr symlink is for packages that install
> > into /usr.  If we were going to change packages, they should not install
> > into /usr in the first place, so we could just remove the symlink.
> Mmmh, on second glance it seems that Robert suggested just that, I
> apologize.  Using the empty prefix (NOT /, that is wrong. it should
> be --prefix= , without anything after the =) is appealing, but we
> should be able to make the system work flawlessly without that, and
> can do it at any time later, without any urgency.

okay then. btw, dpkg -S needs fixing too?

Robert Millan

"5 years from now everyone will be running
free GNU on their 200 MIPS, 64M SPARCstation-5"

              Andrew S. Tanenbaum, 30 Jan 1992

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