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[[http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=685653|Here]] is a possible solution, creating the symbolic link during migration in a postinst script. [[DebianBug:685653|Here]] is a possible solution, creating the symbolic link during migration in a postinst script.

This page is meant to describe how to address the problem "missing copyright file" as meant here. The cause is that dpkg refuses to replace a directory with a symlink or vice versa (this behaviour is wanted for unrelated reasons).

Here is a possible solution, creating the symbolic link during migration in a postinst script.

The other obvious solution is not to use symlinks at all. Symbolic links created by any previous version must then be removed by a preinst script, as done here.