\usr\bin\x11\x11\x11 etc.

Asked by paulhart on 2009-03-12

Binary package hint: linux-backports-modules-jaunty

I have a redundancy in folder structure that has appeared more recently, which seems like an installation failure?
\usr\bin\X11\X11\X11\X11\X11\X11\X11\X11\X11\X11\X11\X11\X11\X11\X11 etc.
Each level contains the identical set of files. Not sure of how to clean this up, having deleted the lower levels, it has returned?

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This question was originally filed as bug #341851.

paulhart (paul-hartworks) said : #1

If I try to delete the multiple levels in Windows, I get an error "The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect."
If I am in LinuxLand, I can delete the multiple levels, but it seems to be as if I am deleting "alias pointers." Very strange.

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) said : #2

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs#When%20not%20to%20file%20a%20bug.

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) said : #3

/usr/bin/X11 is a symlink to /usr/bin and is there for compatibility reasons. This is why it appears to be of infinite depth and each level contains the same set of files.

Don't try to delete it as you will most likely break your system enough to require a reinstall.

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