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Re: dh_movefiles, tar vs. mv



On Fri, Feb 25, 2005 at 08:59:00PM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
> Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> schrieb:
> > On Fri, Feb 25, 2005 at 07:54:27PM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
> >> Christoph Berg <cb@df7cb.de> schrieb:
> >> > Re: Daniel Burrows in <200502251314.09459.dburrows@debian.org>
> >> >>   I'd imagine that it doesn't use mv for the same reason "install" doesn't; 
> >> >> ie, its purpose is to COPY files, not MOVE them.
> >> >
> >> > As I understood it, the question was about moving stuff from
> >> > debian/tmp to debian/package. The stuff in debian/tmp should get
> >> > removed by the clean target anyway, so it doesn't hurt to move instead
> >> > of copying it.
> >> 
> >> Indeed. Especially when people tell me that dh_install is the successor
> >> of dh_movefiles, which even has move in its name...
> >
> > debhelper (4.0.0) unstable; urgency=low
> >
> >   * dh_movefiles has long been a sore point in debhelper. Inherited
> >     from debstd, its interface and implementation suck, and I have maintained
> >     it while never really deigning to use it. Now there is a remplacment:
> >     dh_install, which ...
> >     - copies files, doesn't move them. Closes: #75360, #82649
> 
> What do you want to say with this?  Do you want to tell me that using mv
> is bad?  If yes, why?  It's not in the bug reports.

My point is that half the reason why dh_install was introduced instead
of dh_movefiles is to copy files, not move them, and it seems odd that
now there's a thread asking how to get dh_install to move files. If you
want to move files, don't use dh_install.

Cheers,

-- 
Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]



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