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© December 2003 (various)

This article is from a FAQ concerning SCO operating systems. While some of the information may be applicable to any OS, or any Unix or Linux OS, it may be specific to SCO Xenix, Open There is lots of Linux, Mac OS X and general Unix info elsewhere on this site: Search this site is the best way to find anything.

How Can I stop SCO Unix OpenServer 5.0.6 creating /usr/local as a sym-link?

This is an ancient post with no relevance to modern systems.

a) After the install remove /usr/local and re-create as required. BUT - if you do this and then at some point in the future you run custom verify and let it fix the discrepencies then your /usr/local will be moved to /usr/local# and the sys-link will be re-created.

b) Edit the Custom+ database to stop custom complaining. WARNING - Incorrect Editing the Custom+ database WILL give you problems - be carefull.

You need to comment out one line in the file


The line is:

       EXPORT r ./usr/local /usr/local

You can use a script similar to:

 ----- Cut Here ---------
 sed -e 's/^EXPORT r .*local$/#&/' < ${DIR}/${FILE} >${DIR}/$$
 mv ${DIR}/$$ ${DIR}/${FILE}
 ----- Cut Here ---------

to do it for you.

Contributed by Tom Melvin
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