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Re: [Libosinfo] [PATCH] fedora: Adjust initrd/kernel paths to real file



On Thu, May 29, 2014 at 07:44:57PM +0200, Lasse Schuirmann wrote:
> What is the hardlink and what is the "real file" is determined during
> the compression process nondeterministically. (To be exact the first
> occurrence will be the "real" file [entry + body] and the following
> will be only the entries without body in this archive format IIRC.)
> That is the reason while the paths of the 32 bit iso and the 64 bit
> iso differ.

This sounds like something that will need to be updated with every new
releases rather than having some somehow fixed path. This was also a
non-issue when Boxes was using iso-read, but is now more complicated
since it chose to switch to libarchive (but not impossible). From a
quick reading of libarchive page about link handling, I'm under the
impression that it's writing which is hard, I'm not sure reading is that
complicated, and I think reading is enough in the Fedora case.

Short version: I don't think this is a great change, and this is
something Boxes can/should handle, so NACK from me.

Christophe

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