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[Bug 223524] X11 server/application/lib paths break combatibility !
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  • Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 11:27:41 -0700 (MST)
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------- Comment #31 from eich@xxxxxxxxxx 2006-11-28 11:27 MST -------
(In reply to comment #28)

> in theory it should be possible to run my RFC script stuff at any time, isn't
> it ?
> obviously I've not tried running it myself yet ;-)

Yes, it should run at any time.

> I could think of a new, independant RPM (which might be available as post-10.2
> online-update) called "give-me-legacy-X11-paths-compatibility.rpm" which does
> exactly that directory moving and symlink creation stuff. users would be free
> to install it or not.
> right now I don't see any specific problem doing this stuff at any time as it
> doesn't break any existing new paths but only adds additional (formerly broken)
> old access paths. am I wrong ?!

Can we forsee that this will not break a later update under all circumstances?

> right now I think I'll create such an legacy-update script for myself and our
> company before I move any non-testing system to 10.2-final. if this will
> happen I'll let you know and report about my experiances (so stay tuned... ;-)
If we ship this it may create a support issue in the future.
If for instance you cannot remove the directory because it's not empty there
may be a binary with the same name in the other directory. In this case if you
move the directory and link you may create a validation error or an uninstall
may later catch the wrong file. If such duplicates exist (and I think in the
past they did to destinguish between X and non-X aware versions of an
application) it may not be save to monkey with the directory at all - without
risking the integrity of the installation.
That's why I don't like to ship such a script.

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