More on bug 336 (static gawk-3.1.0)

Bill Maltby LFS Related lfsbill at
Fri May 17 09:36:57 PDT 2002

On Fri, 17 May 2002, Ken Moffat wrote:

> On Tue, 14 May 2002, I wrote:
> >  If I install gawk into /usr/local (i.e. with no existing static gawk
> > files), gawk-3.1.0 is created as a hardlink to gawk. I think this means
> > that the correct fix is to
> > <snip>

> [...] think the problem disappears (two hard links in /static/usr/bin).

For general consideration: some folks run many partitions for various
reasons. If packages or LFS depend on hard links, flexibility, ease
of installation is reduced for this class of users if it turns out they
have a separate partition involved with one side of the hardlink.

> Ken

> Listen to others, even to the dull and ignorant;
>      for you too may be a Manager some day.

Bill Maltby
billm at

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