Ben Hutchings dixit:

>This is the dpkg bug where it fails to replace a directory with a
>symlink.  For some reason that requires workarounds in every other
>package instead of being fixed in dpkg.

Yeah, this is annoying, but AIUI they call it a feature; a local
admin can symlink directories around if they suddenly lack space
on a partition (this was before bind mounts existed).

<diogenese> Beware of ritual lest you forget the meaning behind it.
<igli> yeah but it means if you really care about something, don't
    ritualise it, or you will lose it. don't fetishise it, don't
    obsess. or you'll forget why you love it in the first place.

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