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bug#11949: Symbolic links

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: bug#11949: Symbolic links
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:59:42 +0100
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On 07/15/2012 05:56 PM, Nick Thomas wrote:
> Hello!
> I tried to create a symbolic link using ln -s ... but instead of getting
> a link of size about 20 bytes I obtained an executable file of length
> 1.9Mb i.e. a copy of the destination file !!

That's exceedingly unlikely.
Maybe it created a hard link?
In any case we'll need more info.
kernel, file system, ln version, command issued, ...

> This was using sudo to repair a problem running qmake in qt3 in /usr/bin
> Nick Thomas


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