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  • 1.  /QOpenSys SYMLNK

    Posted Tue January 05, 2021 02:42 PM

    Today I stumbled over something on a customer's server running V7R2 that got me wondering.  I saw /QOpenSys/QOpenSys/QOpenSys and so forth going on forever.  I understand that they are SYMLNKs pointing back to the first level /QOpenSys.  I also checked a test partition of mine running V7R4, and found the same SYMLNKs.

    Can someone please explain why it is like this?  It is very confusing.  And must it be like this?

     

    I found an old article in ITjungle showing a way to clean this up, but I don't know if it is wise to do it: 
    https://www.itjungle.com/2009/04/15/fhg041509-story03/



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    Helle Koppang
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  • 2.  RE: /QOpenSys SYMLNK

    Posted Tue January 05, 2021 03:52 PM
    IBM has a technote about this here: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/640381

    See here for my explanation of why the symlink exists: https://archive.midrange.com/opensource/201702/msg00019.html

    Is this link causing you any problems?

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    Scott Klement
    Director
    Profound Logic Software
    Oak Creek WI
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  • 3.  RE: /QOpenSys SYMLNK

    Posted Wed January 06, 2021 04:53 AM

    Thank you for your answer and links to information. 
    No, it is not causing any problems it is just confusing.  And I struggled to find any good explanations for it.  Conclusion is that I will just leave it as it is.



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    Helle Koppang
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