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Re: using symlinks for manpages

Justin Pryzby <justinpryzby@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:

> In fact, I believe all symlinks should be relative, except top-level
> symlinks.  And packages probably shouldn't ship any of those:)

Not exactly. cf. Policy § 10.5:

| In general, symbolic links within a top-level directory should be
| relative, and symbolic links pointing from one top-level directory into
| another should be absolute. (A top-level directory is a sub-directory of
| the root directory /.)
| In addition, symbolic links should be specified as short as possible,
| i.e., link targets like foo/../bar are deprecated.

dh_link does the right thing.


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