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Re: Feaping Creature-ism in core Debian Packages

On Thu, Sep 02, 1999 at 02:56:29PM -0500, Kermit Tensmeyer wrote:
> >>>>> "SL" == Steve Lamb <morpheus@rpglink.com> writes:
>     SL> Thursday, September 02, 1999, 12:32:09 PM, Kermit wrote:
>     >> the idea of using a directory instead of a database, allows
>     >> usage before the database is available and allows the
>     >> developer/debugger to visually identify what the system
>     >> -thinks- it has installed.
>     SL>     The downside is that it inceases the inode usage.
>  True, but this is being used during the install. The entire directory 
> set can be removed at the end of the install.
>    I assume that the same information is in the database.

Now I'm confused... my impression was that the entire idea was to have it
be a copy of part of the database, so that things like init.d scripts could
see at boot (etc.) time whether they were installed without having to go
through dpkg.

-- Nathaniel

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