Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56173
incorrect relative symbolic links to /lib/... , /bin/..., etc.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
This bug do not belongs to some component, it is genegic one.
In many rpm's there are libraries in /lib and symlinks to these libraries
in /usr/lib. Links under /usr/ are done in relative form
../../lib/something instead of absolute /lib/something
For some reason, at my host /usr is symlink to /opt/usr while /lib is true
directory on the root fs. In this setup, symlinks like ../../lib/something
points to /opt/lib/something, which is invalid.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Set up /usr as symlink to /opt/usr
2.install, for example, pam-... rpm
3.look at libpam* symlinks at /usr/lib - they are invalid
Actual Results: invalid symbolic links in /usr/lib, /usr/bin and /usr/sbin
Expected Results: valid symbolic links
Proposed fix: use absolute file names while symlinking files from /lib,
The "bug" is generic to the distro, not rpm. Yes relative
symlinks are used most everywhere, as relative symlinks
into a nfs mount with a different mount point name don't break.