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 -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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