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Re: dh_movefiles, tar vs. mv

On Fri, Feb 25, 2005 at 07:54:27PM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:

> Correct. So, why not use mv?

Add a new "--move" flag to dh_installfiles, come up with some exact
numbers showing the build time/disk usage savings for your favorite Big
Package (hard numbers usually very helpful for promoting new features),
and send the numbers together with the patch to the debhelper maintainer. 

Someone already mentioned that a complex package might want to install
the same file to multiple different locations, so making this the
default is probably not feasible.


     MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
                Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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