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

On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 9:52 AM, Christophe Fergeau <cfergeau redhat com> wrote:
> 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.

Hmm.. good points. Thanks for chimming in. :)


Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
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