[Piuparts-devel] Bug#841025: Hard links patch for bug #754878 makes little sense

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Mon Oct 17 09:25:34 UTC 2016

On 2016-10-17 11:13, Alexander Thomas wrote:
> Because I don't know what was the use case for the submitter of that
> hard-linking patch, it is safest to preserve it, but make it optional
> with a new --hard-link switch that is only relevant together with
> --existing-chroot. This is also very easy to implement, it only

Looks ok from my point, maybe the documentation of --existing-chroot
could mention the new option.

Regarding your use case: why don't you use chroot tarballs? IMO, tar xfz
might be faster than cp -a.


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