Bug 2441 - Improper use of relative paths for links
Improper use of relative paths for links
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: samba (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
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Reported: 1999-04-30 15:07 EDT by nathan.zook
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-18 17:27:29 EDT
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Description nathan.zook 1999-04-30 15:07:27 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.
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-07-28 03:21:59 EDT
assigned to notting
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-18 17:27:59 EDT
this seems to be fixed in the latest samba package - please
point out in new bugs where else it occurs.

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