[Bug 37] Fix the kernel header situation (again)

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat May 12 10:57:45 PDT 2001

On Sat, May 12, 2001 at 01:45:08PM -0400, Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> > I've changed this to "cp -a"
> > 
> > -a is the same as -dpR, which preserves file attributes and also leaves
> > symlinks intact in case there are any (or if not yet, they could always
> > appear in the future).
> I forgot that asm was a symlink. Let's see what can be done about, while
> still using cp -a (i'd just feel better if permissions and symlinks
> inside linux/ and asm/ were preserved)

The command I came up with is ugly:

cp -a ../src/linux/include/`ls -l --color=none \
../src/linux/include/asm|cut -f 28 -d " "` asm

pretty ain't it

The cut may not work depending on how people have setup their ls, or
aliased, or whatever. There's too much to take into account. It will
proably more reliable when piped through awk. The point is, it it worth
it? I just checked the include/linux and asm directories and I didn't
see any symlinks in there. It may change, so we'd then waste a big of
disk space.

I just don't think a complicated setup using cp, ls and awk is worth
it in this case. I'll change it back to cp -r. If somebody has more time
than me to find a nice solution that works in all cases, feel free to
update cvs of course. I'm just going to concentrate on other things now,
else pre3 will never be done.

Gerard Beekmans

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