Opened 20 years ago

Closed 19 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

#769 closed defect (fixed)

tetex overwrites /usr/bin/readlink

Reported by: alexander@… Owned by: blfs-book@…
Priority: high Milestone:
Component: BOOK Version: ~CVS
Severity: normal Keywords: VERIFIED


tetex 2.0.2 installed by the book replaces /usr/bin/readlink previously installed by coreutils with an inferior version. The manual page is also being replaced.

Change History (10)

comment:1 by igor@…, 20 years ago

Milestone: future5.1

comment:2 by tushar@…, 20 years ago

Alexander: Do you have a patch or a workaround for this issue? Else we can probably move this bug to the next release with a warning in the current release.

comment:3 by alexander@…, 20 years ago

No, but it is a blocker for hotplug being included into LFS book.

comment:5 by tushar@…, 20 years ago

Milestone: 5.16.0

hotplug is not in lfs-5.1.x. So we can safely move this to the next release.

comment:6 by alexander@…, 20 years ago

It is safe only if nothing else tries to pass the "-f" option to readlink.

comment:7 by lizardo@…, 20 years ago

Just if it matters: I can confirm that; this is from my tetex installation log: install -c readlink /usr/bin install -c -m 644 readlink.1 /usr/man/man1/readlink.1

comment:8 by Randy McMurchy, 19 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

The remove_readlink patch works as expected and the TeX installation does not attempt to install readlink or the man page. Confirmed 7/2/04 during a Tex install.

comment:9 by igor@…, 19 years ago

Keywords: VERIFIED added

comment:10 by (none), 15 years ago

Milestone: 6.0

Milestone 6.0 deleted

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