[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Compress hard linked man pages

Andrew Fyfe andrew at neptune-one.net
Tue Dec 4 20:09:20 EST 2007

Dan McGee wrote:
> I added usr/share/man to the list as it is supposed to be the standard
> location for manpages (even though we move them above). BTW- why do we
> move them, Aaron? This uncovered another bug which I will explain
> below.
I asked this a long time ago, the answer I got was "it's the arch way"

> I didn't like having to parse ls output (and start another process)
> just to get an inode number, so I changed it to use the -samefile test
> of find. When doing this, I realized that because we execute our
> makepkg script with the -e option, returning an error code causes
> hardlinks to get set to nothing, and thus we don't do any file removal
> or creation. Thus the '|| true' and my comment above, which is similar
> to a construct used during the getopts call (Andrew, I believe you did
> that).
Yes that's correct.

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