|Summary:||info directory symlink broken in 5.2 install|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Joe Harrington <jhmail>|
|Component:||aboot||Assignee:||Cristian Gafton <gafton>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-03-23 16:25:23 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Joe Harrington 1998-12-19 00:03:58 UTC
This report is about the info package. The info package does not appear on the list of components on the "enter bug" page of bugzilla, and it wouldn't let me go without a component, so I picked the first one to make it happy. The file /usr/info/dir should be a symlink to ../../etc/info-dir, according to the package. Somehow during a fresh RH5.2 installation, the symlink is broken and the file is copied to /usr/info. Other packages then append to it. The result is: # ls -l /usr/info/dir /etc/info-dir 11 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 11145 Nov 25 17:19 /etc/info-dir 17 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 15890 Nov 25 17:26 /usr/info/dir A diff shows only appends to the /usr/info/dir. Since /usr should be read-only, the symlink should be preserved. rpm -V info shows the following after a fresh 5.2 install: info-3.12-9 S.5....T c /etc/info-dir SM5....T c /usr/info/dir
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1998-12-23 15:31:59 UTC
Verified and assigned. When you do a default install, this is correct so some packages in an everything install put data in /usr/info/dir.
Comment 2 Preston Brown 1999-03-23 16:25:59 UTC
There was a bug in the psacct package which was messing up the symlink. This has been corrected as of psacct-6.3-9. Installs of later versions of Red Hat Linux will automatically rebuild this file when info/texinfo are upgraded so the symlink problem will be remedied.