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Bug #362

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move xpg4 hardlinks to symlinks, and adjust packaging

Added by Garrett D'Amore over 10 years ago. Updated over 10 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Category:
cmd - userland programs
Start date:
2010-10-21
Due date:
% Done:

100%

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Description

xpg4 hard links in SUNWcsr was, in retrospect, a mistake. We should move these back to the xopen compatibility package, and use symbolic links instead of hard links.

Actions #1

Updated by Garrett D'Amore over 10 years ago

  • Category set to cmd - userland programs
  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Fixed in 13223:ea8e8bad6650

Actions #2

Updated by Roland Mainz over 10 years ago

xpg4 hard links in SUNWcsr was, in retrospect, a mistake.

Just curious: Why was this a mistake ?

Actions #3

Updated by Garrett D'Amore over 10 years ago

Answers:

a) xpg4 should be "optional", and not part of "core"
b) hardlinks break isaexec.
c) delivery of hardlinks across package boundaries is IMO poor practice.

Hopefully that helps.

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