Re: dh_install vs. dh_movefiles
On Mon, 08 Oct 2007, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Roberto C. Sánchez <email@example.com> writes:
> > On Mon, Oct 08, 2007 at 04:50:09PM +0200, Adeodato Simó wrote:
> >> * Mike Hommey [Mon, 08 Oct 2007 07:28:12 +0200]:
> >>> Now, a bit OT, but i'd appreciate if dh_install would create hardlinks
> >>> instead of copies.
> >> I'd vote for that too, though if I'm not mistaken Joey refuses the idea.
> > I would think that would be a problem if for some reason you have source
> > directory and the build directory on different partitions.
> Or if you're building in AFS, or somewhere else that doesn't allow
> cross-directory hard links.
It's not like it's difficult to make a link if possible and fall back
to copying if not. [Though I personally don't agree that making
hardlinks follows the principle of least astonishment, but perhaps it
could be an option.]
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