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.
although it's not nice, it should have no bad side effects at all.
That's why I chose "Severity: Enhancement" which is not printed under
"Additional Information" BTW (a bug in Bugzilla?) :-).
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.