[LFS Trac] #1728: Chapter 6 - Package Management - Explain why 'install' is generally safer than 'cp'

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#1728: Chapter 6 - Package Management - Explain why 'install' is generally safer
than 'cp'
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 Reporter:  anonymous  |       Owner:  lfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
     Type:  defect     |      Status:  new                          
 Priority:  normal     |   Milestone:                               
Component:  Book       |     Version:  SVN                          
 Severity:  normal     |    Keywords:                               
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 This paragraph could use more explanation:

 "If you are upgrading a running system, be on the lookout for packages
 that use cp instead of install to install files. The latter command is
 usually safer if the executable or library is already loaded in memory."

 We should also explain *why* it is safer, not simply that it is.

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