Subject: install/18366:
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/21/2002 14:27:59
>Number:         18366
>Category:       install
>Confidential:   yes
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Sep 21 14:29:01 PDT 2002
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6
System: NetBSD 1.6 NetBSD 1.6 (GENERIC) #0: Sun Sep 8 19:43:40 UTC 2002 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
I had /var/mail symlinked to /usr/mail (so that incoming mail didn't cause
/ to get full). I upgraded to 1.6 using the standard installer. When
I was finished, /var/mail was its own directory and the symlink was
gone. Of course, mail started flowing into new mailboxes in /var/mail.
Change the installer script to not trash symlinks in /var. Also, maybe this
all should be documented in the install, specifically what other than
/etc gets messed with.
 Installing 1.6 messes with things in /var