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Bug 52769 - /usr/share/config/kdm linked messed up!
/usr/share/config/kdm linked messed up!
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
Ben Levenson
: 53166 53243 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2001-08-28 16:39 EDT by Sammy
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:36 EDT (History)
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Description Sammy 2001-08-28 16:39:40 EDT
Description of Problem:

In 2.2-6 I first removed "rm -rf /usr/share/config/kdm"
then I installed the package. The link that was created
contained some special characters! e.g.

kdm;8F340234---> ../../../etc/kde/kdm

something similar to that. I removed it and replaced it with kdm
only and it started to work.

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Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-08-29 06:54:15 EDT
The proper procedure for updating from <= 2.2-6 to >= 2.2-7 is

rpm -e --nodeps kdebase
rpm -ivh kdebase-2.2-8.i386.rpm

The problem is that rpm can't handle replacing a directory with a symlink, 
which is what we're doing. (The fact that it was a directory rather than a 
symlink was a bug in 2.2-1 to 2.2-6, which we never released officially [and 
rawhide is supposed to break occasionally ;)])
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-09-04 16:01:31 EDT
*** Bug 53166 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-09-05 09:10:39 EDT
*** Bug 53243 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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