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From: "Zac Medico" <zmedico@g.o>
Subject: proj/portage:master commit in: pym/portage/dbapi/
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2012 21:01:41 +0000 (UTC)
commit:     324bf88228b7be64814e99dd96ad73a204a5df63
Author:     Zac Medico <zmedico <AT> gentoo <DOT> org>
AuthorDate: Sun Jun 24 21:01:26 2012 +0000
Commit:     Zac Medico <zmedico <AT> gentoo <DOT> org>
CommitDate: Sun Jun 24 21:01:26 2012 +0000
URL:        http://git.overlays.gentoo.org/gitweb/?p=proj/portage.git;a=commit;h=324bf882

protected_symlinks: suggest course of action

See discussion in bug #423127.

---
 pym/portage/dbapi/vartree.py |    6 +++++-
 1 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/pym/portage/dbapi/vartree.py b/pym/portage/dbapi/vartree.py
index 7866870..34098ea 100644
--- a/pym/portage/dbapi/vartree.py
+++ b/pym/portage/dbapi/vartree.py
@@ -2370,7 +2370,11 @@ class dblink(object):
 		if protected_symlinks:
 			msg = "One or more symlinks to directories have been " + \
 				"preserved in order to ensure that files installed " + \
-				"via these symlinks remain accessible:"
+				"via these symlinks remain accessible. " + \
+				"This indicates that the mentioned symlink(s) may " + \
+				"be obsolete remnants of an old install, and it " + \
+				"may be appropriate to replace a given symlink " + \
+				"with the directory that it points to."
 			lines = textwrap.wrap(msg, 72)
 			lines.append("")
 			flat_list = set()


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