Bug 17895 - links mishaps cause faulty update
links mishaps cause faulty update
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: Xaw3d (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
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Reported: 2000-09-26 17:56 EDT by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-09-26 17:56:41 EDT
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2000-09-26 17:56:39 EDT
In Xaw3d-devel-1.3-21 /usr/X11R6/include/X11/Xaw3d was a link to
../Xaw3d and the later the real directory.  For Xaw3d-devel-1.5-7
this is another way around.  Running an update without deleting
links in a preinstall script is causing a creation of circular
references and a silent update failure. An attempt to
'cd /usr/X11R6/include/X11/Xaw3d' will fail with "Too many levels of
symbolic links".

As rpm database registers as installed a new package and all its files
fixing that requires a removal of faulty links and 'rpm --force ...'
this again.

Comment 1 Ngo Than 2000-10-11 07:33:20 EDT
This problem is fixed in Xaw3d-1.5-8.

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