Re: How to change a symlink without breaking anything (problems with g++)
On Tue, Jul 01, 2003 at 06:50:48PM -0400, David Z Maze wrote:
> Morten Eriksen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > What is the correct manner of changing a symlink file belonging to a
> > Debian package? Is it sufficient to just rm and re-link, or should I
> > use any of the package-handling tools?
> You can't. (Well, you can, but the next time you upgrade the package,
> your change will be overwritten.) If the package in question uses
> alternatives, you can use update-alternatives or directly change the
> link in /etc/alternatives.
There's one way you've missed: dpkg-divert. I'd say that's the correct
Colin Watson [email@example.com]