Re: Safer package installation
On 7 Apr 1997, Alair Pereira do Lago wrote:
> " Raymond A. Ingles" <email@example.com> writes:
> > Installed packages go to a specific place in the file hierarchy, e.g.
> > "/usr/packages/<package-name>/". There's "/usr/packages/<name>/lib/",
> > "/usr/packages/<name>/bin/", etc. A script then makes symlinks from, say,
> > "/usr/lib/<file-name>" to "/usr/packages/<package-name>/lib/<file-name>".
> What about performance? I don't think a system full of symlinks would be so
There would be performance hit, technically, but it should be genuinely
negligible. It will only appear as the file is opened, as the system
resolves the link. I'm willing to bet that the shift from a.out to ELF
would cause more noticeable performance changes.
Ray Ingles (810)377-7735 firstname.lastname@example.org
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