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  1. nfs server and symbolic links

    Hello

    Are there any tricks to use directories with symbolic links to other
    directories (on other filesystems) under a nfs server ?
    It doesn't work (Suse Linux 8.0), from a client you see only the name of
    the linked directory an not the contents. Mounting the directory with
    mount --bind /xyz/subdir /nfs-exportdir/subdir also doesn't work.
    The problem is that network installation from lokal nfs-server for Linux
    9.1 doesn't work, because it's a old maschine with several disks and
    partitions and i had to share the distribution files to several (3)
    partitions...

    tschuess,
    Otto

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    Otto Haerter wrote:

    > Are there any tricks to use directories with symbolic links to other
    > directories (on other filesystems) under a nfs server ?
    > It doesn't work (Suse Linux 8.0), from a client you see only the name of
    > the linked directory an not the contents. Mounting the directory with
    > mount --bind /xyz/subdir /nfs-exportdir/subdir also doesn't work.
    > The problem is that network installation from lokal nfs-server for Linux
    > 9.1 doesn't work, because it's a old maschine with several disks and
    > partitions and i had to share the distribution files to several (3)
    > partitions...


    The link is resolved by the client, so the directories
    must match on that side. Then use relative links instead
    of absolute links, so that they will work independent of the root.

    -- glen


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