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Re: Hard links in tar, not untaring as expected
On Jan 22 20:29, Eric Blake wrote:
> But speaking of hard links and tar, I find it annoying that setup.exe
> won't even try to create hard links when a tar file requests them. A good
> example of this is the git-220.127.116.11-1.tar.gz2 package - it contains 55 hard
> links to usr/bin/git.exe, but setup.exe unpacks it into 55 separate files,
> rather than a single file, thus occupying 26 megabytes more hard drive
> space than strictly necessary on NTFS.
Why don't you just patch setup to do that? You are maintainer of the
original tar code, so you would not be the worst choice to pump up the
tar lib code in setup.
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