Why does soft link in /var/log disappear?
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Mon Feb 15 16:34:15 UTC 2010
John Almberg <jalmberg at identry.com> writes:
> I didn't make my /var partition big enough, way back when, and have had to move my /var/log/www directory to another partition. I did this by moving the directory, and then adding a soft link from /var/log to the moved directory, using something like:
> ln -s /home/wwwlog /var/log/www
> This works great, but something is deleting the soft link.
> Is there anything in the freebsd base that 'cleans up' the /var/log directory? Any hints on how I can discover what is doing this clean up, or a way to protect this link from being deleted?
When does it happen? Without knowing that, we're pretty much into
That said, my wild guess is that it happens at installworld time and
there's something strange in your mtree file for var.
Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area
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