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Re: MSDOS name conversion

ian@chiark.chu.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackson)  wrote on 08.02.96 in <[🔎] m0tkLME-0002aEC@chiark.chu.cam.ac.uk>:

> 3. Should we split the packages in the main binary directories too
> (adding complication), or only in the msdos directories (wasting disk
> space) ?

I would prefer either having only split files, or else having the "real"  
split files in an easily-identifiable area (say, .../binary/split/... or  
.../binary/{base,devel,...}/split/ or whatever), so it's possible to  
adjust mirror as to mirror only one copy of each package. Of course, a  
naming convention for split parts would also do it - for people using the  
Perl "mirror" package.

For these same people, symlinks are no problem as long as they do not  
change place with directories; if they do, it's usually sufficient to do a  
(from memory) "find /net/mirror/debian -type l -rm {} \;" before doing the  
mirror. (Of course, it might help to move larger hierarchies around by  
hand if they move on the master ...)

I speak only for myself.

MfG Kai

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