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Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2011 10:08:30 +0300
From: gremlin@...mlin.ru
To: owl-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: absolute symlinks

On 24-Mar-2011 22:30:02 +0300, Vasiliy Kulikov wrote:
 > > Link		Points to		Should point to
 > Do you have use cases where these differences result in some error?
 > They are not obvious for me. There would be a difference in case of
 > a chroot filesystem, but I cannot see how these files can be located
 > inside of chroot.

No errors, but they are very annoying when making the live flash - it
still requires some handwork.

And, of course, absolute links theirself are mauvais tone...

 > > /dev/fd		/proc/self/fd		../proc/self/fd
 > > /dev/core		/proc/kcore		../proc/kcore
 > On Ubuntu these links are absolute.

Do you really think that's a good behavior to follow?


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Alexey V. Vissarionov aka Gremlin from Kremlin
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