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Bug 2275 - Use symlinks instead of copies of executables
Use symlinks instead of copies of executables
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: emacs (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-04-19 14:47 EDT by mitr
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-16 12:13:25 EDT
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Description mitr 1999-04-19 14:47:31 EDT
The following executable files should be turned into
symlinks to save space (I've checked that the binary image
is the same, which isn't true for /bin/ls vs.
Most notable is emacs-X11 package, where this saves almost 3
/usr/bin/egcs -> /usr/bin/i386-redhat-linux-egcs
/usr/bin/emacs -> /usr/bin/emacs-20.3
/bin/gawk -> /usr/bin/gawk-3.0.3
/bin/gunzip -> /bin/gzip
/bin/zcat -> /bin/gzip
/usr/bin/zdiff -> /usr/bin/zcat
/lib/ -> /lib/
/usr/bin/python -> /usr/bin/python1.5
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-06-14 16:20:59 EDT
These suggestions have been forwarded to a developer for further
Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 1999-06-16 12:13:59 EDT
those are hard links already, that take even less space than symlinks.

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