is not a symbolic link. remove and create new link? Ýy(es), n(o)¨

A discussion of Co:Z sftp, a port of OpenSSH sftp for z/OS
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DianaAsencio
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is not a symbolic link. remove and create new link? Ýy(es), n(o)¨

Post by DianaAsencio » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:16 pm

I dont see this error/statement documented.
Enter PATH directory in which to create command symlinks or 'none' (/usr/local/bin):
/usr/local/coz511/bin
'/usr/local/coz511/bin/catsearch' is not a symbolic link. remove and create new link? Ýy(es), n(o)¨

is this expected?
should i reply y(es) ?
Please advise.
thanks

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Re: is not a symbolic link. remove and create new link? Ýy(es), n(o)¨

Post by dovetail » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:57 am

It appears that you are trying to create symlinks to the executables on top of the actual files.

The idea with creating symlinks is that you might have the executables installed in /usr/local/coz511/bin, but you could create symlinks to the commands in /usr/local/bin. If /usr/local/bin were in your default PATH, then these symlinks would eliminate the need to add /usr/local/coz511/bin to the PATH for users.

If this doesn't make any sense, please ask a z/OS Unix person at you installation for advice on how they would prefer to install the product and manage user paths.

DianaAsencio
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Re: is not a symbolic link. remove and create new link? Ýy(es), n(o)¨

Post by DianaAsencio » Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:54 pm

Thank you for the response. I more question, do symlinks change with each version?

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