[arch-dev-public] general packaging question about symlinks

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Sun Jul 26 13:43:54 EDT 2009

Andreas Radke schrieb:
> we have a bugreport to change a relative symlink to an absolute symlink
> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/14895. I don't really get the point
> where there difference will be and if the links would be broken when
> using different filesystems/partitions and links in itself.
> I'd like to hear your opinions for a general packaging rule.

Without reading the bug report: relative links are almost always better 
than absolute ones.

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