[Fedora-packaging] Re: Summary of the 2009-01-06 Packaging Committee meeting

Enrico Scholz enrico.scholz at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de
Wed Jan 7 08:49:46 UTC 2009

Jason L Tibbitts III <tibbs at math.uh.edu> writes:

> * Use of absolute symlinks in packages -
>   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/Absolute_symlinks_in_fonts_templates_%282009-01-02%29
>  o Turns out that rpm can be made to convert all symlinks to relative
>    ones transparently, so that's being experimented with first.

Bad idea; relative symlinks pointing to '../' will break when you are in
a symlinked directory.

E.g. 'ln -s ../passwd /etc/init.d/foo' points to /etc/rc.d/passwd, not
to /etc/passwd.  It's an arbitrary example; a more realistic one might
be a symlink to /usr/libexec/some-init-wrapper.


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