[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Old Index]
Re: Change suggestion to distrib/sets/maketars
So this would add the "-l" flag, which makes pax use hard links if
possible. I can see this being useful for people who build as root,
not use a METALOG, and install without going through the "make
process; but I wonder how many people there are who do all of those
things (none of which I would recommend), and whether we really want
Have you verified that pax doesn't do the wrong thing when it has both
the "-l" and "-M" flags (for example, using a hard link and then
the ownership and permissions in a way that affects the source file as
well as the destination file)?
--apb (Alan Barrett)
Right. -l and -M don't work together. I guess pax has to be changed.
I came across some other issues, like pax failing on file overwrites
when using -l.
But it would be good to use hard-links in the future.
Main Index |
Thread Index |