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Bug 39390 - packages have dangling symlinks
packages have dangling symlinks
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Powers
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-05-07 10:46 EDT by Steve Snyder
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-06 11:33:33 EDT
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Description Steve Snyder 2001-05-07 10:46:51 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 2.4.2-2smp i686; en-US; 0.7)

Description of problem:
As part of the RedHat v7.1 installation many dangling symlinks are created.

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RedHat Linux v7.1
2. After initial boot, run this command:

	symlinks -tr / | grep dangling


Actual Results:  dangling: /var/lib/wnn6 -> /usr/local/OMRONWnn6/wnn6linux
dangling: /usr/share/doc/db3-devel-3.1.17/examples_c/tags -> ../dist/tags
dangling: /usr/share/doc/db3-devel-3.1.17/examples_cxx/tags -> ../dist/tags
dangling: /usr/share/doc/ltrace-0.3.10/ChangeLog -> debian/changelog
dangling: /usr/share/doc/screen-3.9.8/FAQ -> doc/FAQ
dangling: /usr/lib/libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-1.3.so -> libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-1.3.so.0.0.0
dangling: /lib/modules/2.4.2-2smp/build -> ../../../usr/src/linux-2.4.2
dangling: /lib/modules/2.4.2-2/build -> ../../../usr/src/linux-2.4.2

Expected Results:  No dangling symlinks should have been found.

Additional info:

Note that this installation was done buy selecting All packages for
installation, then deselecting the kernel-doc and kernel-source packages.
The absence of the Linux source files means the absence of a Linux source
directory, which in turn explains those last 2 bad symlinks

This was seen on a dual Pentium III/850 system with 512MB of RAM.
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-05-07 15:28:08 EDT
I've verified this problem.
Comment 2 Brent Fox 2001-05-14 22:14:34 EDT
I think that this is more of a packaging problem...changing component to
Comment 3 Preston Brown 2001-07-06 11:27:04 EDT
tim, can you do a fresh test of this sort on our beta trees, and then send out notices to 
anyone who owns packages with dangling symlinks?
Comment 4 Tim Powers 2001-07-06 11:33:30 EDT
Yes. I'll do that on the next test install that I do.

Comment 5 Tim Powers 2001-10-01 10:51:30 EDT
These have all been resolved. Closing -> rawhide.


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