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Re: symbolic links, dosemu and /etc/skel



Frank Cox wrote:
> I have had this happen before, but just now figured out exactly what's going on.
> 
> I still don't know why.
> 
> I create a user and run dosemu, then go into ~/.dosemu/drive_c and make a
> symbolic link to another directory:  ln -s /opt/data/test .
> 
> Now I have a link in ~/.dosemu/drive_c that goes to /opt/data/test and if I
> load dosemu and type "cd test" it takes me to /opt/data/test just like it
> should.
> 
> I use that user's home directory to create a /etc/skel directory for creating 
> new users home directories from.
> 
> When I create a new user with that /etc/skel in place, I have a link
> to /opt/data/test in ~/.dosemu/drive_c just like I should.
> 
> But:
> 
> dosemu doesn't see it.
> 
> In  the dosemu window, I type "dir" and cant' see TEST listed at all.  "cd
> test" doesn't work.
> 
> Removing ~/.dosemu from the new user's directory and running dosemu and adding
> the link works as expected.
> 
> The short form of the story is that I can't have a symbolic link in
> ~/.dosemu/drive_c as part of an /etc/skel profile and have it actually work.
> 
> Everything else in/etc/skel works as expected.
> 
> What could be going on here?
> 
> 
Dumb question - is the link using an absolute or a relative path to
the directory it is pointing to? If it is a relative path, then is
it a valid path when in /etc/skel? Maybe the program/script that
sets up the new user's home directory does not copy bad symlinks...

Mikkel
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