Subject: install/19673: make installworld kills /home symlink
To: None <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/04/2003 14:49:15
>Number:         19673
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       make installworld kills /home symlink
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Jan 04 05:50:00 PST 2003
>Originator:     Martin Husemann
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6K
System: NetBSD 1.6K NetBSD 1.6K (PORTER) #0: Fri Dec 27 19:01:41 CET 2002 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386

Running "make installworld" to a INSTALLWORLDDIR where /home is a symlink
(to a shared NFS home, for example), destroys this symlink.


rmdir /home
ln -s /wherever/myrealhome /home
make installworld INSTALLWORLDDIR=/

Then check /home and find it's an empty directory.