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Re: Is "cp -a" allowed in debian/rules?

Douglas Bates <bates@stat.wisc.edu> writes:

> In creating the r-base package I need to manually copy a directory
> tree into ./debian/tmp/usr/lib/R.  Right now I do this using "cp -a".
> Is that practice frowned upon?  Would using tar for this be preferred?

Well, I don't know if cp -a is frowned upon, but if so, I need to
change at least one of my packages.

In any case, here's a reasonable substitute:

  (cd src-dir && tar cf - .) | (cd target-dir && tar xpf -)

Rob Browning <rlb@cs.utexas.edu>
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