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

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 21:22:33 EDT 2009

On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 12:35 PM, Thomas Bächler<thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> 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.

Relative symlinks seem downright dumb to me when you are passing
through '/', but in the end, I don't care enough to write another
email on this subject, so you've heard my vote. :)


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