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Re: Wrong links? (Attn: netpbm, cvs, and webcheck maintainers)

On Tue, 25 Mar 2008, Angelo Graziosi wrote:

> I have noticed that if I do 'ls -l /bin'
> I get the following wrong links:
> X11 -> ../X11R6/bin
> pnmnoraw -> pnmtoplainpnm.exe               [1]
> rcs2log -> ../share/cvs/contrib/rcs2log
> webcheck -> ../share/webcheck/
> If I do 'ls -l /usr/bin', only [1] is still wrong, the remaining links
> are OK.
> Regarding [1], 'pnmtoplainpnm.exe' does not exist, only 'pnmtoplainpnm' is
> there, without '.exe'!

[1] is a packaging error.  pnmtoplainpnm is a bash script, and the link is
in this form in the binary tarball.

> Is this different behaviour ('ls -l /bin' / 'ls -l /usr/bin') to be
> expected?

Well, yes.  Since the links are relative, doing "ls -l /bin" will attempt
to find the files in /share, which doesn't exist.

These are also packaging errors because, again, the links exist in the
relative form in the binary tarballs (I've only checked the cvs tarball,
but I assume webcheck has the same issue).

This may be a cygport bug as well.

Good catch.
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