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

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 10:54:22 EDT 2009

On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 1:20 PM, Thomas Bächler<thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Aaron Griffin schrieb:
>> 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
>> unnecessary
> Let's say you want to mount your arch system on another machine and open
> files inside it (not chroot into it). The the symlinks still stay correct.
> They don't if they are absolute.

That's a fair point, but what use is an Arch system that's not
chrooted into? I don't expect /mnt/archlinux/usr/bin/gtkpod to work on
a CentOS system. It sounds like an edge case.

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