[debhelper-devel] Bug#860091: Bug#860091: debhelper: Please be more verbose in the dh_link man page

Johannes Schauer josch at debian.org
Wed Apr 12 08:52:37 UTC 2017

Quoting Niels Thykier (2017-04-12 10:46:00)
> One question though, are you sure about the path not being allowed to have a
> leading slash?  AFAICT, the code at least handles the link target perfectly
> fine if it has a leading slash.  And I am inclined to say that it is a bug if
> it does not support leading slashes in the link name either.

no I'm not sure about that and I didn't look into the code. I just inspected a
random sample of *.links files I found on codesearch.d.n.

My confusion here was, that the man page is talking about absolute paths but
those start with a leading slash. If the code allows both, then that should be
mentioned or otherwise people reading existing *.links files will be confused.


cheers, josch
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