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Re: [Help-stow] hard or soft

From: Frank Van Damme
Subject: Re: [Help-stow] hard or soft
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 16:54:14 +0200
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On Friday 25 April 2003 14:11, Gaël Roualland wrote:
> Frank Van Damme a écrit :
> > Hello,
> >
> > stow seems to have switched from soft to hard links, or does so at random
> > - why?
> Are you sure ???

> What you show here is that the directfb subdirectory include is probably
> present only in directfb-0.9.17, so instead of creating a directory and
> populating it with links to a signle package, it creates a link to the
> directory. Hence the real files when you list it (and the refcount of 1
> on the files shows they're actually not hard links)

Oh ok. So Stow is actually more intelligent then I thought :-)

> > I just had to manually remove dozens of files because I removed the
> > directory under /usr/local/stow before unstowing.
> Only symlinks imho,since there are no calls to link in stow... So if you
> happened to really have hardlinks, they must have appeared by other
> means I guess.

Perfect. Thanks!

Frank Van Damme    | "Saying 8MB of RAM doesn't do as much anymore is
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