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Re: gzip-1.3.11 feedback

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: gzip-1.3.11 feedback
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2007 21:11:02 -0800
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Matthew Burgess <address@hidden> writes:

> The changing of hardlinked files into small programs (e.g. gunzip)
> seems to directly conflict with the FHS, which states:
> "If the gunzip and zcat programs exist, they must be symbolic or
> hard links to gzip".

gzip 1.3.11 is changing to conform to the GNU coding standards, which
directly contradict this FHS requirement.  Thanks for reporting the
problem.  I've filed a bug report that asks the FHS folks to fix this
bug in the spec; see <http://bugs.freestandards.org/show_bug.cgi?id=107>.

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