Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 18:09:54 -0400
From: Raul Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
One caution: umsdos (which provides for unix-like operations under a
dos file system) is buggy, and these bugs are not likely to be fixed.
In particular, there's problems with multiply linked files and renaming
Multiply linked files are implemented with a cannonical name, and
if a directory in the path to the canonical instance of the file changes,
all hardlinks to that file break.
This is true; in the Hurd version of umsdos I plan to prohibit hard
links entirely; there's just no other way. (Simulating hard links
with symlinks, which essentially what the Linux umsdos does, is
totally wrong IMHO.)
In any case, that means that the "friendly install" idea requires
certain minimal support from the underlying filesystem. Not a big
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