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Re: dh_movefiles, tar vs. mv

On Fri, 2005-02-25 at 20:25 +0100, GOMBAS Gabor wrote:
> 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.

How about hard linking with ln instead? You would have the best of both
approaches: it is fast, and still possible to have the same file in
multiple packages.


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