New Programs for Hardy?

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Mon Dec 10 18:03:47 GMT 2007

On Mon, Dec 10, 2007 at 02:53:44PM +0000, Joel Bryan Juliano wrote:
> On Dec 10, 2007 1:04 PM, Colin Watson <cjwatson at> wrote:
> > They are hardlinks, not duplicates (see 'ls -il'), and consume
> > essentially no extra space.
> I see, hardlinks seems complicated, why not use symbolic links instead?

Why does it matter? Hardlinks are fine as long as they're within the
same directory.

> > I can only assume you mean /usr/share/doc here, but the default
> > installation ships no .tar.gz files here, so I don't know what you're
> > referring to.
> Yes, that is what I mean rather. I don't enjoy details too much,

Details are the essence of development.

> it's something like .gz's files. My real point is there's many
> duplicate files that can be linked together to acquire disk space.

Yes; we have already started addressing this and will continue to do so.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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