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Re: [Bug-stow] stow fails on absolute symlinks

From: Adam Spiers
Subject: Re: [Bug-stow] stow fails on absolute symlinks
Date: Sun, 13 May 2012 18:59:32 +0100

Hi Aljosha,

On Sun, May 13, 2012 at 2:15 PM, Aljosha Papsch
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> Stow currently checks for absolute symlinks and stops stowing if it finds 
> some.
> This behaviour clashes with some packages such as e2fsprogs and with the
> Debian Policy for symbolic links (section 10.5 [0]). I'd suggest fixing stow 
> in
> this regard, so stow would only complain if the absolute symlink points to a
> file in the same top-level directory (e.g. from /usr/lib to something in
> /usr/share).

Thanks for the feedback!  To help me understand the issue fully,
please could you give some real-world examples of clashes this
behaviour can cause?


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