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Re: more files in /usr/share/doc could possibly be symlinked

On 02/08/14 10:01, 積丹尼 Dan Jacobson wrote:
> Perhaps more duplicate files in /usr/share/doc could be symlinked to
> save space in some cases

Yes, I'm sure some of them could; but whenever the infrastructure to do
this goes slightly wrong, it ends up as failure to install (or a missing
file that is required by Policy) and a release-critical bug. So it is
entirely reasonable for a package maintainer to consider this to not be

If you want to save the space used by identical files, an offline
deduplication process using hardlinks or btrfs reflinks is likely to
work better for you - that doesn't have to respect dependencies, either.


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