Bug 525 - info directory symlink broken in 5.2 install
Summary: info directory symlink broken in 5.2 install
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: aboot
Version: 5.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1998-12-19 00:03 UTC by Joe Harrington
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-03-23 16:25:23 UTC

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Description Joe Harrington 1998-12-19 00:03:58 UTC
This report is about the info package.  The info package
does not appear on the list of components on the "enter bug"
page of bugzilla, and it wouldn't let me go without a
component, so I picked the first one to make it happy.

The file /usr/info/dir should be a symlink to
../../etc/info-dir, according to the package.  Somehow
during a fresh RH5.2 installation, the symlink is broken and
the file is copied to /usr/info.  Other packages then append
to it.  The result is:

# ls -l /usr/info/dir /etc/info-dir
  11 -rw-r--r--   1 root     root        11145 Nov 25 17:19
  17 -rw-r--r--   1 root     root        15890 Nov 25 17:26

A diff shows only appends to the /usr/info/dir.  Since /usr
should be read-only, the symlink should be preserved.  rpm
-V info shows the following after a fresh 5.2 install:
S.5....T c /etc/info-dir
SM5....T c /usr/info/dir

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1998-12-23 15:31:59 UTC
Verified and assigned.  When you do a default install, this is correct
so some packages in an everything install put data in /usr/info/dir.

Comment 2 Preston Brown 1999-03-23 16:25:59 UTC
There was a bug in the psacct package which was messing up the
symlink.  This has been corrected as of psacct-6.3-9.  Installs of
later versions of Red Hat Linux will automatically rebuild this file
when info/texinfo are upgraded so the symlink problem will be

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