Subject: Re: proposed change to src/etc/Makefile
To: None <>
From: David Laight <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/07/2002 17:01:13
>     *	Only support UNPRIVED && DESTDIR builds, and get people
> 	to use a bit of hackery parsing ${DESTDIR}/METALOG and
> 	pumping that through pax to copy the files to /.
> 	Requires no change to the build system, but I can see
> 	a lot of (developers) disagreeing with the build paradigm
> 	shift.

There isn't quite enough info in METALOG to do this for UPDATE
builds if METALOG has been deleted since the previous build
(necessary to stop it growing too large).

In particular the permissions for hardlinks are absent.
(Indeed detecting hard links is quite tricky in itself).

It would also be easier if the logged filenames were relative
to DESTDIR rather than being absolute.


David Laight: