symbolic links, dosemu and /etc/skel
theatre at sasktel.net
Sat Sep 29 22:59:11 UTC 2007
I have had this happen before, but just now figured out exactly what's going on.
I still don't know why.
I create a user and run dosemu, then go into ~/.dosemu/drive_c and make a
symbolic link to another directory: ln -s /opt/data/test .
Now I have a link in ~/.dosemu/drive_c that goes to /opt/data/test and if I
load dosemu and type "cd test" it takes me to /opt/data/test just like it
I use that user's home directory to create a /etc/skel directory for creating
new users home directories from.
When I create a new user with that /etc/skel in place, I have a link
to /opt/data/test in ~/.dosemu/drive_c just like I should.
dosemu doesn't see it.
In the dosemu window, I type "dir" and cant' see TEST listed at all. "cd
test" doesn't work.
Removing ~/.dosemu from the new user's directory and running dosemu and adding
the link works as expected.
The short form of the story is that I can't have a symbolic link in
~/.dosemu/drive_c as part of an /etc/skel profile and have it actually work.
Everything else in/etc/skel works as expected.
What could be going on here?
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