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Re: dpkg and hardlinks

Peter Samuelson wrote:
> [Jerome Warnier]
>> I don't know however how dpkg treats hardlinks. Does it "break" the
>> hardlink before replacing a file or does it replace the file whatever
>> its real nature is?
> You know, given the time it takes to type a 20-line email, including
> finding the appropriate Wikipedia article to link to, it would have
> been a lot faster to just try it.
>   # ln /bin/ls /bin/ls2
>   # aptitude reinstall coreutils
>   # ls -l /bin/ls /bin/ls2
Maybe, but I also wanted to bring attention to it. ;-)

Interesting subject, isn't it?

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