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Re: bad symlinks



On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 07:24:10AM -0800, Angus Auld wrote:
> --- "Douglas A. Tutty" <dtutty@porchlight.ca> wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 12:23:40AM -0800, Angus Auld
> > wrote:
> > > Is it safe to delete any "bad symlinks" that I
> > find on
> >                        ^^^
> > > my Debian Etch system?
> > > I used FSlint to search, and found several.
> > 
> > I wouldn't give a blanket guarantee.  If there are
> > no bugs in Etch,
> > there should be no bad symlinks.  So, give us a list
> > of bad symlinks.
> 
> I have deleted some bad symlinks that I found in
> /usr/bin, but here is a list of "dangling" symlinks as
> found by FSlint in my /etc directory:
> 
> /etc/rc1.d/K20inetd
> /etc/rc5.d/S20inetd
> /etc/rc2.d/S20inetd
> /etc/rc3.d/S20inetd
> /etc/rc6.d/K20inetd
> /etc/rc4.d/S20inetd
> /etc/rc0.d/K20inetd
Do you not have /etc/init.d/inetd?  Do you not have the package inetd
installed?  If not, then check what package contains that file and see
if you've ever installed it (check to see if it is not installed but was
once and removed not purged).  It may just need purging.  If it is not
instaled and purged then there's a bug somewhere.  Find it and report
it.
> /etc/rc2.d/S23ntp-server
> /etc/rc3.d/S23ntp-server
Ibid re ntp-server.

> /etc/motd
You don't have an /etc/motd file?  What about /etc/motd.tail?

> /etc/fonts/conf.d/30-debconf-no-bitmaps.conf
Use apt-file and figure out what package put that there.  
> /etc/ssl/certs/cacert.org.pem
ibid.
> Is there such a thing in the real world as computer
> software w/o bugs?
Of course not.  Nothing outside of pure physics is without bugs.  It
keeps life interesting.

> Surely you are speaking in relative terms? ;)
> 
> My Debian Etch isn't a "pure" version either. Rather
> it is a distribution called "Dreamlinux", which is
> based on Deb Etch. It is kept up-to-date with Etch
> repositories tho.

Well, then all bets are off re what we on debian-user can tell you about
symlinks. What does the dreamlinux list have to say?

Doug.


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