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Bug 98246 - Install of RHL creates many dangling symlinks
Install of RHL creates many dangling symlinks
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2003-06-28 20:38 EDT by Steve Snyder
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:55 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-07-02 12:53:19 EDT
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Description Steve Snyder 2003-06-28 20:38:53 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20030530

Description of problem:
I ran "symlynks -tr /" immediately after the intial boot into RHL v9.  The
utility reported many dangling links.

Some background: My goal in installing RHL v9 was to have all of the non-GUI
packages and none of the GUI packages installed.  To this end I selected
Everything in the package selection screen, then manually deselected all the
XFree86, Gnome and KDE packages I could find.  I then let the installer  work
out the dependency conflicts and indicated I did not want to install the
packages with missing dependencies.  Installation continued as usual from there.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do a complete install, excepting all GUI apps, as described above.
2. After the initial boot, run "symlynks -tr /"

Actual Results:  # symlynks -tr / | grep dangling
dangling: /usr/lib/libSDL_mixer.so -> libSDL_mixer-1.2.so.0.2.2
dangling: /usr/lib/libSDL_net.so -> libSDL_net-1.2.so.0.0.4
dangling: /usr/lib/libSDL_image.so -> libSDL_image-1.2.so.0.1.1
dangling: /usr/lib/librsvg.so -> librsvg.so.1.0.2
dangling: /usr/lib/libgconf-2.so -> libgconf-2.so.4.1.0
dangling: /usr/lib/libglade-2.0.so -> libglade-2.0.so.0.0.1
dangling: /usr/lib/libgnomecanvas-2.so -> libgnomecanvas-2.so.0.200.0
dangling: /usr/lib/libgailutil.so -> libgailutil.so.17.0.0
dangling: /usr/lib/librsvg-2.so -> librsvg-2.so.2.2.3
dangling: /usr/lib/libgimpprint.so -> libgimpprint.so.1.0.4
dangling: /usr/lib/libgnomeprintui-2.so -> libgnomeprintui-2.so.0.0.0
dangling: /usr/lib/libgnomeprintui-2-2.so -> libgnomeprintui-2-2.so.0.0.0
dangling: /usr/lib/libmrproject.so -> libmrproject.so.0.0.0
dangling: /usr/lib/libwnck-1.so -> libwnck-1.so.4.5.0
dangling: /usr/lib/libao.so -> libao.so.2.1.1

Expected Results:  After an install of RHL there should be no dangling symlinks
on the system.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-07-02 12:53:19 EDT
This shouldn't be a problem with the new installer code (outside of packaging
problems where a -devel package has a missing dependency, but the installer
can't do much about that).

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