Ch6: Installing Shadow-4.0.3: suggested patch

Tushar Teredesai tushar at
Fri Jun 13 23:05:10 PDT 2003

Zack Winkles wrote:

>On Sat, Jun 14, 2003 at 01:02:12AM +0200, Edwin van Vliet (cheatah at wrote:
>>Made a patch for the shadow suit install in chapter 6, since I find some
>>commands rather ugly. Especially the broken symlink and missing symlink
>>can be prevented by applying a patch to the src/ file. The
>>patch is included in the attachment. It seems to work for me, but
>>perhaps anyone else has some more remarks or suggestions.
>Patch is good. Idea is bad. We don't want to dumb the book down with yet
>another patch when it's such an oh-so-simple solution.
I disagree. A patch fixes something that is broken. Making a patch to 
fix a problem is not dumbing down the book. What is the educational 
value in "shadow creates symlinks that are incorrect. Remove the link 
and create the proper link."?

Tushar Teredesai

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