Subject: re: tweaks for fparseln(3) move from libutil to libc
To: Wolfgang Rupprecht <wolfgang+gnus20021207T132446@wsrcc.com>
From: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/08/2002 11:52:17
> If you haven't used UNPRIVED, use pax to copy:
> cd $DESTDIR
> pax -rwvpe . /
It is quite the same as a DESTDIR=/ build for my setup.
yes, the above is quite broken in that it will overwrite /etc and /var :-)
1) My /home is an amd automount point. pax tries to frob the
directory perms for /home, barfs and exits.
2) My /usr/local is a symlink to /u/local and pax blows the symlink
away and installs an empty directory tree. (Note: there is nothing
that will wake you up as quickly as doing an "ls /usr/local/bin/"
after an "upgrade" and seeing that it is now empty! ;-) Luckily
only the symlink, not the underlying files got whacked.)
see PR#8090: extracting distribution .tar.gz files with pax nukes my symlinks
I think I'd by happier if the pax copy only copied the files and the
symlinks and left everything else alone.
the solution is tricky and not clear.