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Bug#61991: potato/frozen directories refer to slink directories

Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 07, 2000 at 02:32:56PM -0400, Daniel Barclay wrote:
> > Package: general
> > Version: as
> >
> > Some files in the potato/frozen hierarchy are links into the slink
> > hierarchy.  This means one cannot mirror just the potato/frozen
> > version without mirroring slink.
> Of course, this is expected. It is done to save space on full mirrors.
> When potato releases, slink moves out, and then symlinks will be replaced
> with real files.

Does it save much space anymore?  (Most packages in potato are
new by now, right?)

Are mirroring tools flexible enough to keep symbolic links like
those from binary-i386 to binary-all within a release (e.g., potato)
while copying files linked across release? 

If not, it seems that the linking across release makes it a lot harder
to mirror potato to try it out (one has to mirror slink also,
taking up a lot more space).

Daniel Barclay
Digital Focus

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