Re: Feaping Creature-ism in core Debian Packages
On Thu, Sep 02, 1999 at 02:56:29PM -0500, Kermit Tensmeyer wrote:
> >>>>> "SL" == Steve Lamb <email@example.com> writes:
> SL> Thursday, September 02, 1999, 12:32:09 PM, Kermit wrote:
> >> the idea of using a directory instead of a database, allows
> >> usage before the database is available and allows the
> >> developer/debugger to visually identify what the system
> >> -thinks- it has installed.
> SL> The downside is that it inceases the inode usage.
> True, but this is being used during the install. The entire directory
> set can be removed at the end of the install.
> I assume that the same information is in the database.
Now I'm confused... my impression was that the entire idea was to have it
be a copy of part of the database, so that things like init.d scripts could
see at boot (etc.) time whether they were installed without having to go