Subject: Re: Package Views Integration (finally!)
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Johnny Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/21/2003 00:46:57
On Thu, Aug 21, 2003 at 03:14:51AM -0400, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> How are those of us who would very much rather avoid having to deal with
> a billion symlinks on our systems supposed to avoid this mess being
> foisted upon us?

We have an eye toward using hardlinks instead of softlinks to save on
the inodes usage and to avoid the extra indirection, but that will be
somewhere in the future.  The current implementation and testing has
been done with softlinks and the initial package views integration
will be using the softlinks approach.


	-- Johnny Lam <>