[Bug 869] New: relative->absolute symbolic links

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Wed Jul 14 02:24:09 PDT 2004


http://bugs.linuxfromscratch.org/show_bug.cgi?id=869

           Summary: relative->absolute symbolic links
           Product: Linux From Scratch
           Version: 5.1.1
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: trivial
          Priority: P5
         Component: Book
        AssignedTo: lfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
        ReportedBy: ibbis at gmx.de
         QAContact: lfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org


I'd prefer to see all symbolic linkings in LFS 5.1.1 to be absolute instead of
relative (it would be more intuitive, thus easier to understand for beginners).
So here is the summary of all changes I made for my own installation:

chapter 6: gcc-3.3.3
   ln -s /usr/bin/cpp /lib
chapter 6: coreutils-5.2.1
   ln -s /bin/install /usr/bin
chapter 6: zlib-1.2.1
   ln -sf /lib/libz.so.1 /usr/lib/libz.so
chapter 6: ncurses-5.4
   ln -sf /lib/libncurses.so.5 /usr/lib/libncurses.so
chapter 6: bzip2-1.0.2
   ln -s /lib/libbz2.so.1.0 /usr/lib/libbz2.so
chapter 6: shadow-4.0.4.1
   ln -sf /lib/libshadow.so.0 /usr/lib/libshadow.so
   ln -sf /lib/libmisc.so.0 /usr/lib/libmisc.so

But if there are good arguments to keep them relative, I would be pleased to get
informed.

Thanks,
   Chris



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