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Re: orphan link linux-kbuild-N.N.N in /usr/local/src

On 2011-08-11 21:10 +0200, Jerome BENOIT wrote:

> On my Debian (Wheezy) boxes, the /usr/src is a link to /usr/local/src ,
> /usr and /usr/local being mounted on different partitions.
> I guess it is a common practice.

It might be common, but it is not a good practice since /usr/src is
distribution territory.  I.e. Debian packages will overwrite any local
files without warning.

> Whatever, I have noticed that in my /usr/src (-> /usr/local/src)
> an orphaned link was created linux-kbuild-3.0.0 -> ../lib/linux-kbuild-3.0.0 :
> the /usr/lib/linux-kbuild-3.0.0 does exist, but not /usr/local/lib/linux-kbuild-3.0.0
> I could create a link /usr/local/lib , but because of the version suffix,
> this approach is not an appropriate one.
> Of course, I can unorphan the link by hand, but I am looking for a permanent solution.
> Any idea ?

My advice would be to delete the symlink and move any files belonging to
Debian packages to /usr/src.  Use "dpkg -S usr/src" to find out which
files belong to packages.

If you don't want to do that, use a bind mount rather than a symlink for
/usr/src.  Then the /usr/src/linux-kbuild-3.0.0 symlink will work (but
/usr/local/src/linux-kbuild-3.0.0 will not).


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