Subject: Bug#296917: marked as done (dh_install could have
an option to hardlink files (like cp -l))

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has caused the Debian Bug report #296917,
regarding dh_install could have an option to hardlink files (like cp -l)
to be marked as done.

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On Friday 25 February 2005 01:14 pm, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> On Friday 25 February 2005 12:36 pm, Frank Küster wrote:
> > Well, fine. But the question remains: dh_install uses cp, not mv.  What
> > is the problem with using mv?  And would it be safe to use mv if I only
> > move complete directories?
>   I'd imagine that it doesn't use mv for the same reason "install" doesn't;
> ie, its purpose is to COPY files, not MOVE them.

On reflection, this might actually be a useful feature, sort of. In brief:
it has been reported that dh_install can take a long time to copy files out
of the staging directory if the files in question are large. It occurs to me
that an option to hardlink files for which it's app...

ropriate (eg, with cp -l)
would be one way of speeding things up. Since this could have undesired side
effects, it should probably be off by default.


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--- End Message --- --- Begin Message --- On Fri, 03 Apr 2015 11:56:03 +0200 Niels Thykier <niels@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Control: tags -1 wontfix
> [...]
> Hi,
> Thanks for the suggestion.
> However, I am not entirely convinced that this is worth effort and I
> have accordingly decided to mark it "wontfix".
> On the other hand, I have added "--reflink=auto" to calls to cp. For
> file systems supporting it (to my knowledge, sadly only btrfs does), it
> will now provide an constant-time copy'ing without the above side effects.
> Thanks,
> ~Niels

Closing this wontfix bug to clean up the BTS.

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