Re: Removing an obsolete symlink
On Tue, 24 Apr 2007, Sam Morris wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Apr 2007 11:38:04 +0200, Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
> > My question is how to deal with this legacy symlink. I can just rm it on
> > upgrade, but the admin might have put a different symlink there, or
> > depends on the symlink to keep phpmyadmin configured.
> Remove it on upgrade if it still points to the same place (check with
> readlink) and document the change in NEWS.Debian?
I'd personally suggest just not creating it anymore, and possibly
warning once on upgrade that it exists. [If it was in the package
itself as opposed to being created with a postinst script, then just
don't include it anymore, and warn once that it's been removed.]
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day that scientific statements do not call for any further test, and
that they can be regarded as finally verified, retires from the game.
-- Sir Karl Popper _The Logic of Scientific Discovery_ �11