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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Jul 27 21:43:39 EDT 2009

Dan McGee wrote:
> 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. :)

Agreed.  Meh++


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