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Bug 19525 - "Messy" symbolic links
"Messy" symbolic links
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
low Severity medium
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-10-21 15:49 EDT by tim.landscheidt
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:36 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-10 22:20:03 EST
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Description tim.landscheidt 2000-10-21 15:49:32 EDT
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 06:45:29 EDT
although it's not nice, it should have no bad side effects at all.
Comment 2 Tim Landscheidt 2000-12-10 22:20:00 EST
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 08:57:37 EST
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.

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