Bug 4862 - separate gawk and gawk-3.0.3 files
separate gawk and gawk-3.0.3 files
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gawk (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-09-02 14:34 EDT by Gene Czarcinski
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-03 17:09:46 EDT
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Description Gene Czarcinski 1999-09-02 14:34:06 EDT
gawk-3.0.0-7 installs separate /bin/gawk and /bin/gawk-3.0.3
of the size 143804 bytes each.  Why?? These files appear to
be duplicates and "waste" space (though not much).  Worse,
it is confusing.  Is there some reason that gawk is not a
symbolic link to gawk-3.0.3?

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-09-03 17:09:59 EDT
The files are hard linked:

krusty:~/tmp 441 bash$ rpm -q gawk
krusty:~/tmp 442 bash$ ls -al /bin/gawk*
-rwxr-xr-x   2 root     root       176648 Jul  9 22:55 /bin/gawk*
-rwxr-xr-x   2 root     root       176648 Jul  9 22:55

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