Bug#40706: AMENDMENT 17/7/99] /usr/share/doc vs. /usr/doc transition
> Richard> I think the symlink should be absolute, not relative.
> Richard> /usr/doc is a likely directory to be symlinked to somewhere
> Richard> else by the sysadmin (for example, to deal with this
> Richard> transition :-), and the normal reason for using relative
> Richard> links (that the link should still work if the filesystem is
> Richard> mounted in an unusual place) is not very important here.
> Hmm. I am almost convinced. Opinions, folks?
As one of the people likely to do this (ie. symlink /usr/doc to
/usr/share/doc/this_used_to_be_usr_doc) it would seem to me that absolute
symlinks would be a little more robust in this case.
Also has anybody considered that sysadmins who do desire to have symlinks
in /usr/doc to the package dirs in /usr/share could create them for
themselves with lndir(1x) or some similar tool.. (yes I know this greatly
lacks the polish of some other solutions offered, but there seems to be some
division still over the desirability of us creating such a symlink farm
by default.. ??)