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Re: powerpc debian-cd(YACS) support

On Fri, Nov 19, 1999 at 08:43:17AM +0100, J.A. Bezemer wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Nov 1999, Matt Porter wrote:
> > I just checked in some changes so the PReP bootable CD's work now.  I want
> > to make some changes to the powerpc layout since this whole business of
> > copying (and wasting CD space) files to /install seems to be completely
> > unnecessary.  When installing the resc1440.bin and drivers.tgz on powerpc
> > it makes the selection window needlessly complicated since it presents the
> > user with three architecture choices in two spots.  That is, the same files
> > are in both /install/{subarch}/* and .../potato/main/disks-powerpc/{subarch}.
> > On top of that also creates a /install/boot directory to put yet another
> > copy of the boot images.
> Use hardlinks. Either the whole /install to disks-powerpc or per-file links.
> mkhybrid and mkisofs will convert ext2-hardlinks to iso9660-hardlinks. On
> 2.1rX CDs, this is already done for some files in /upgrade-older-i386.

Ah, great.  This is what I was looking for.  I'm pretty new to iso9660 issues
and had only read a thread about being careful about using symlinks in the
case where somebody puts the CD in a Windoze box.

The only problem here is that this method breaks the symlink farm scheme.
I used it successfully for a while to a NFS mounted local mirror, but moved
to local building on the mirror after grinding a subnet to halt one day 
doing builds.

Matt Porter
This is Linux Country. On a quiet night, you can hear Windows reboot.

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