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

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Sun Jul 26 13:45:17 EDT 2009

On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 10:43 AM, Thomas Bächler<thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> 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.

even when the relative link goes up to root? In this case the links
are of the form ../../opt/openoffice/something - because the full path
ends up in there _anyway_, I feel like the relative ../../ is

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