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Re: dangling symlinks in rpm packages for Fedora-devel



On Mon, Oct 29, 2007 at 03:00:29PM +0100, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> If you mean that you link from within one package to a file included
> within a different package, then the package is missing "Requires:
> /path/to/link/target", isn't it?

It could indeed be a way to ensure that the file is still there. There
is still the issue of avoiding dependencies on files outside of /etc and
*/bin, and one could also imagine a situation where there are a lot of
links.

> Of course, you can try to get away with just "Requires: some-pkg-name",
> but that is too fragile, especially if you already believe that the
> linked file might be dropped any time.

It really depends on the situation, but, agreed, having a file
dependency solves adequately the issue in many cases.

--
Pat


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