[Slackbuilds-users] Error while installing package culmus

George Vlahavas vlahavas at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 22:34:31 UTC 2014

On Mon, 1 Dec 2014, B Watson wrote:
> Salix, spkg, and slapt-src are all off-topic for this list. If you ask on
> a Salix mailing list, you'll probably get a much better answer.
> However, I'll give it a shot:
>> ERROR: Package contains symlink with unsafe path.
>> (/etc/fonts/conf.d/61-culmus.conf)
>> ERROR: Installation script processing failed.
>> ERROR: Package installation failed!
>> /sbin/spkg -u --reinstall --install-new culmus-0.130-noarch-1_SBo.txz
>> Failed
> The package's doinst.sh contains this as the last line:
> ( cd /etc/fonts/conf.d ; ln -sf ../conf.avail/61-culmus.conf 61-culmus.conf )
> ...which is a perfectly normal thing for a font package to do.

Actually, no. This is wrong and it will also fail to work with installpkg 
if it is used with the --root option. It needs to be changed to:

( cd etc/fonts/conf.d ; ln -sf ../conf.avail/61-culmus.conf 61-culmus.conf )

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