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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

      /var/opt/K/SCO/Unix/5.0.6Ga/.softmgmt/RTS.fl
 

The line is:

 
       EXPORT r ./usr/local /usr/local
 

You can use a script similar to:

 ----- Cut Here ---------
 DIR=/var/opt/K/SCO/Unix/5.0.6Ga/.softmgmt
 FILE=RTS.fl
 sed -e 's/^EXPORT r .*local$/#&/' < ${DIR}/${FILE} >${DIR}/$$
 mv ${DIR}/$$ ${DIR}/${FILE}
 ----- Cut Here ---------
 

to do it for you.

Contributed by Tom Melvin
tom@bdsl.com
https://www.tkrh.demon.co.uk

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