Bug 19525

Summary: "Messy" symbolic links
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: tim.landscheidt
Component: XFree86Assignee: Mike A. Harris <mharris>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Priority: low    
Version: 7.0CC: dr
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Description tim.landscheidt 2000-10-21 19:49:32 UTC
symlinks is disturbed by the following "messy" symbolic links in
XFree86-4.0.1-1.i386.rpm and XFree86-xfs-4.0.1-1.i386.rpm:

/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit -> ../../../.././etc/X11/xinit
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xsm -> ../../../.././etc/X11/xsm
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fs -> ../../../.././etc/X11/fs

The "/./" is the culprit.

Comment 1 Daniel Roesen 2000-10-24 10:45:29 UTC
although it's not nice, it should have no bad side effects at all.

Comment 2 Tim Landscheidt 2000-12-11 03:20:00 UTC
That's why I chose "Severity: Enhancement" which is not printed under
"Additional Information" BTW (a bug in Bugzilla?) :-).

Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2001-02-19 13:57:37 UTC
Considering the pros and cons of using absolute vs. relative symlinks,
we have come to the conclusion that there is no solution that will please
everyone in every case.  Since it cannot be both ways, we are leaving it
the way it is, which we consider the least of 2 evils.