Re: first time install
Symbolic links are, you would never guess it: links, for example you can
make a a symbolic link by: `ln -s /var/www/cgi-bin /usr/lib/cgi-bin` (if
you now cd to /var/www/cgi-bin you find yourself in /usr/lib/cgi-bin).
That about devel being 150MB is that devel is not just one package, but a
profile containing a lot of packages.
On Fri, 14 Jan 2000, David Pilz wrote:
> I am about to install linux for the first time, and am having a few
> problems: what are the symbolic links for? what do they do? They are not
> being downloaded to my computer when I download the packages. Do I need
> them? Also, the file sizes specified for the packages are relatively
> small - 3 Kb, 4 Kb, etc., but when I download the packages they turn out
> to be larger - 3 Mb, 4 Mb, and devel was about 150 Mb. Why is this? Any
> help would be appreciated.
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