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Installer bug with symlinks
- From: Joe Krahn <krahn at niehs dot nih dot gov>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2005 16:12:57 -0500
- Subject: Installer bug with symlinks
The installer can make a directory for new files even if there is
already an existing directory symlink of the same name.
I discovered the problem when upgrading where I had a custom X11 build.
I moved /usr/X11R6 to /usr/X11R6.dist, and made the symlink /usr/X11R6
-> /usr/X11R6.build. When updating some packages with files in
/usr/X11R6, I ended up with new files installed in /usr/X11R6 while the
symlink name of the same name still existed.
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