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FS#29635 - kmod's symlinks should be same-directory links

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Jerome Leclanche (Adys) - Friday, 27 April 2012, 06:40 GMT
Last edited by Allan McRae (Allan) - Friday, 27 April 2012, 09:29 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


symlinks to /bin/kmod (such as modprobe) should be same-directory symlinks. Currently, at least modprobe points to ../usr/bin/kmod. This is a problem if a user attempts a manual usrmerge (merging /bin with /usr/bin and /sbin with /usr/sbin) as the link would then point to /usr/usr/bin/kmod which does not exist.

Admittedly it's not specifically recommended anywhere (though the forums deemed it safe), but this should still be corrected.

Additional info:
Name : kmod
Version : 8-1
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Closed by  Allan McRae (Allan)
Friday, 27 April 2012, 09:29 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't fix
Comment by Allan McRae (Allan) - Friday, 27 April 2012, 09:28 GMT
There are many symlinks that will need manually adjusted if you do a manual usr move... Also, you will likely break your system on the update of any package that has a file of the same name in both /usr/bin and /bin. This change will happen but is entirely unsupported for now.