RPM needs to go on a diet.

Nigel Metheringham Nigel.Metheringham at dev.intechnology.co.uk
Thu Feb 17 17:00:39 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-02-17 at 17:49 +0100, Kyrre Ness Sjobak wrote:
> Why are hardlinks chosen over symlinks here?

Short answer:
	Think what happens when you delete a package.

Longer answer:
        install kernel-1.0-1 - modules are just put into /lib/mod...
        install kernel-1.0-2 - modules added, then converted to symlinks
        [now rpm -Vv fails because there are symlinks, not files]
        remove kernel-1.0-1
        now kernel-1.0-2 has dangling symlinks 
        (oh, and you can't boot either)

[ Nigel Metheringham           Nigel.Metheringham at InTechnology.co.uk ]
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