I have /opt as a link to /serv/opt on several of my server (I was
short on disk space in root partition).
Yesterday I installed IP-filter package (version 3.4.20, I built it
from source on one server and copied package that was automatically
built during make to all the rest).
During installation of IP-filter package ("pkgadd -d ipf.pkg ipfx;
pkgadd -d ipf.pkg ipf") link /opt was deleted and brand new directory
/opt was recreated instead.
I'm not sure if this is bug in pkgadd (shouldn't it follow symbolic
links instead of destroying them) or if it is problem with ipf
package? Anybody with similar experiences?
/opt was easily repairable, but what if I had /usr as a link to
another partition (and if it got removed this way)?
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