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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 22:40:05 +0100

On Sun, May 13, 2012 at 9:49 PM, Aljosha Papsch
<address@hidden> wrote:
> I recently tried to install e2fsprogs.  I made an 'DESTDIR=/pkg/e2fsprogs make
> install' and then tried to run 'cd /pkg ; stow -t / e2fsprogs'.  Stow then
> denied operation complaining about absolute symlinks in the package to stow
> (in case of e2fsprogs /usr/lib/libext2fs.so => /lib/libext2fs.so.2 amongst
> others).  I made Stow to run successful by removing the symlink and making a
> relative one from libext2fs.so in /pkg/e2fsprogs/usr/lib to
> ../../lib/libext2fs.so.2.  It is however legitimate (according to Debian
> policy) for packages to create absolute symlinks as long as the symlink points
> to another top-level directory.

Thanks, that makes sense now.  Please submit a bug:


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