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

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Mon Jul 27 13:35:13 EDT 2009

Aaron Griffin schrieb:
>> However, the debian policy linked in the same post does not seem to
>> have changed :
>> "In general, symbolic links within a top-level directory should be
>> relative, and symbolic links pointing from one top-level directory
>> into another should be absolute. (A top-level directory is a
>> sub-directory of the root directory /.) "
> Think we should vote on this one? Do we care enough? I like the sound
> of the debian policy

I don't. It is inconsistent and there is no reason for absolute symlinks 
I could think of. That said, it's not really a topic that makes the 
world end if we do it wrong.

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