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Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 12:22:26 +0300
From: "(GalaxyMaster)" <galaxy@...nwall.com>
To: owl-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: absolute symlinks

Gremlin,

On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 11:19:27AM +0300, gremlin@...mlin.ru wrote:
> Link		Points to		Should point to
> 
> /usr/tmp	/tmp			../tmp
> /var/tmp	/tmp			../tmp

I disagree with at least these two (since it was me who asked Solar to
make /var/tmp to be an absolute symlink).  We experienced some issues
with the relative symlinks here when /var is moved to, say, /space/var
with a compatibility symlink /var -> space/var installed instead.

I think that for tmp it's safe to assume that /tmp should always
present.

> /dev/fd		/proc/self/fd		../proc/self/fd
> /dev/core	/proc/kcore		../proc/kcore
> /etc/rmt	/usr/libexec/rmt	../usr/libexec/rmt

Cannot comment on these three, I really don't care whether they are
absolute or relative.  However, I think it also quite safe to assume
that /proc is there and use absolute symlinks for /proc .  With tmp, I'd
agree that it's better to have it relative.

-- 
(GM)

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