dangling symlink ??

Alan McKinnon alan at linuxholdings.co.za
Tue Apr 18 23:12:32 UTC 2006

On Tuesday 18 April 2006 15:11, Senectus . wrote:
> My Home PC is e-mailing this tome every day:
> /etc/cron.daily/man-db:
> mandb: warning: /usr/share/man/man1/rmic.1.gz is a dangling symlink
> mandb: warning: /usr/share/man/man1/vncconfig.1.gz is a dangling
> symlink
> Any idea's what it means?

It means that the symlink points to something that doesn't exist 
anymore, like a broken link on a web page. It happens most often with 
updates, for example when the man pages packager doesn't know that 
some other package installed a symlink and so can't correct it. It's 
safe to delete the links

If only you and dead people understand hex, 
how many people understand hex?

Alan McKinnon
alan at linuxholdings dot co dot za
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