Re: dpkg and hardlinks
In article <49C8DCDB.email@example.com> you write:
>Before the upgrade, the file is a hardlink (because I hardlinked it
>manually), then it tries to upgrade the file/hardlink. Does it "break"
>the hardlink* before upgrading the file or does it overwrite the
>file/hardlink and all of its "siblings"?
>* because it knows it is supposed to be a plain file, and it no longer is.
Your language suggests that you don't understand how hard links
work. A hard link to a file *is* a plain file.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_link for some explanation.
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. firstname.lastname@example.org
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