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Re: Debian on the Sharp Zaurus/SL-5xxx

On Sun, 16 Jun 2002 22:39:55 -0400
"Matt Zimmerman" <mdz@debian.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 17, 2002 at 09:47:29AM +1000, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> > Im not sure what you mean by "unpack files in-place", do you mean
> > extracting files directly to the root filessytem rather than
> > extracting to a tmp directory and moving them ?
> I mean when upgrading a package, extracting the files over the existing
> files in the filesystem, instead of extracting everything without
> overwriting, and then renaming.  The latter is definitely good practice,
> but in such a constrained environment, it might be worthwhile to trade
> off some safety for reduced storage requirements.

ah, busybox dpkg is pretty crude in that way it does overwrite old files,
something i hope to fix one day.


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