Re: Bug#61991: potato/frozen directories refer to slink directories
* Josip Rodin (firstname.lastname@example.org) [000409 12:15]:
> On Fri, Apr 07, 2000 at 09:59:30PM -0400, Daniel Barclay wrote:
> > > > 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?)
> Most, but not all. In another message to this thread counted about 180 that
For the other architectures the number is even higher.
To be able to do an install on 2 machines (alpha + intel), I
had to mirror in 451 packages that are links into slink yesterday.
I had removed slink from my mirror about 2 months ago since I didn't have
enough diskspace anymore.