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Bug 4862 - separate gawk and gawk-3.0.3 files
Summary: separate gawk and gawk-3.0.3 files
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gawk
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-09-02 18:34 UTC by Gene Czarcinski
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-03 21:09:46 UTC

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Description Gene Czarcinski 1999-09-02 18:34:06 UTC
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 21:09:59 UTC
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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