Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 2441
Improper use of relative paths for links
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 EDT
This bug probably affects packages throughout the
distribution--I have seen it in other places.
There are links in the package to things like
../../../../etc/smb.conf. If /usr is a symlink to, say,
/mnt/sda4/usr, and /etc is a normal directory, there is a
real problem. Fixing the symlinks took most of an hour.
Symlinks should only use relative paths if all directories
stepped through are part of the package. References to top-
two-level directories should almost always be absolute.
assigned to notting
this seems to be fixed in the latest samba package - please
point out in new bugs where else it occurs.