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bug #29134: merge-o-matic should hardlink if packages are the same

Submitted by:  Karl Goetz <kgoetz>
Submitted on:  Tue 09 Mar 2010 11:13:32 AM UTC  
Category:  Infrastructure Severity:  1 - Wish
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Delyan Raychev <delqn>
Open/Closed:  Open

Wed 23 Jun 2010 12:37:04 PM UTC, comment #2:

I'd say not in general when it comes to big mirrors, but if hardlinking was written in as an option it would allow both to be on the same partition.

i don't know how hard it would be to check the partitions are the same before hardlinking, but if the config option for upstream+downstream are on the same device, we can probably trust it :)

Karl Goetz <kgoetz>
Mon 21 Jun 2010 02:31:09 PM UTC, comment #1:


Is it safe to assume that both distro's repositories would reside in the same file system? (Within the boundaries of the same fs?)

If that's the case - it would be appropriate for the script to simply use the "ln TARGET LINK_NAME" command, correct?

Thank you!


Delyan Raychev <delqn>In charge of this item.
Tue 09 Mar 2010 11:13:32 AM UTC, original submission:

running ./update-pool downloads your two distributions from their respective repositories. if (as is the case with gNS) 99% of your archive is the same, it would be good if m-o-m would hard link instead of redownloading.

Karl Goetz <kgoetz>


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