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Date:      Sun, 17 Dec 2006 13:01:36 -0800
From:      Garrett Cooper <>
Subject:   Re: rm -f doesn't delete symlink
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Jeppe Bundsgaard wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to upgrade to FreeBSD 6.1. But when I run installworld it 
> halts when trying to create a symlink: /sys. Just before the error the 
> script tries to delete the old symlink with: rm -f /sys. But this 
> doesn't delete the symlink.
> No flags are set on /sys.
> Anybody got any idea what is wrong?
> Thanks.
> Jeppe
    Try without the -f and see what the error is. -f (in my book at 
least) usually evaluates to (yes, quiet) in regular files / symlinks at 

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