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Ernest ter Kuile 12-01-2007 09:50 AM

Bug#453812: cpp: package provides a dangling symlink: FAQ.gz
Package: cpp
Version: 4:4.2.1-6
Severity: minor

This bug involves more then one package. I'm reporting this on package
cpp, but package gcc contains the link, while package gcc-4.2 is missing the
relevant file. I was unable to report a bug on package gcc since the package
is a dependancy package (but "dpkg -L gcc" lists the dangling link, not cpp).

symbolic link /usr/share/doc/cpp/FAQ.gz is pointing
to ../gcc-4.2/FAQ.gz which does not exist.

2 solutions:
- add /usr/share/doc/gcc-4.2-base/FAQ.gz to package gcc-4.2 (like
in gcc-4.1).
- remove symlink from package gcc.

but IMHO:
Cross package symboling links can never be very solid, and are asking
for trouble. So I suspect simply removing the invalid link is the
best solution.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux (PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages cpp depends on:
ii cpp-4.2 4.2.2-3 The GNU C preprocessor

cpp recommends no packages.

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