[csw-users] pkg-get -i pkgutil removed my /opt/csw symlink!!

Mohamed Lrhazi lrhazi at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 13:29:54 CEST 2011

One other thing I wish pkg-get and pkgutil did is simply to prompt me
for a confirmation to install the pkg and all its deps, like yum does,
before actualy starting. RFE.


2011/4/7 Maciej Bliziński <maciej at opencsw.org>:
> 2011/4/7 Peter Bonivart <bonivart at opencsw.org>:
>> On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 4:22 AM, Mohamed Lrhazi <lrhazi at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> My /opt/csw was a symlink to soem other place (an nfs mount point)...
>>> After runinng pkg-get -i pkgutil && pkgrm CSWpkgget
>>> It seems I have a brand new, mostly empty, /opt/csw, which is a real
>>> dir, not a symlink...
>>> Is that expected? maybe I should be reading those prompts that ask if
>>> I want stuff done :)
>> Sorry about that. Pkgadd is a little brutal in these edge cases
> Is there a way to make things better in such a case?  For example,
> such symlink could be detected in a preinstall script, and a
> informative message could be displayed, along the lines of:
> """/opt/csw is a symlink to <place>.  pkgadd will remove the symlink
> and replace it with a directory.  There is no easy workaround for
> that.  Files from /opt/csw will have to be moved to <place> and the
> symlink will have to be re-created by the system administrator (you).
> Continuing in 5... 4... 3...
> """
> The same test could be done for /opt.
> Maciej
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