Re: dpkg and hardlinks
Steve McIntyre wrote:
> In article <49C8DCDB.firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Of course I know what a hardlink is. I'm not native in English, and even
tried to find the right words on the Net before writing, but I couldn't
find better ones.
The question here is: which one is the hardlink to the other? :-P