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Re: Read-write tarfs

From: Niels Möller
Subject: Re: Read-write tarfs
Date: 21 Jan 2003 17:19:20 +0100
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"Alfred M. Szmidt" <> writes:

>      $ settrans -ca chbouib /hurd/tarfs -j --volatile chbouib-0.1.tar.bz2
>      $ cd chbouib
>      $ ./configure && make && cd .. && settrans -g tmp
> I would rather use unionfs (hi moritz!) and make the tar ball
> read-only, but thats only me.

Or use a separate build directory, if the package supports that.
Putting the objectfiles into the tarfile seems cool but pretty
useless. ;-)

A perhaps more useful example of read-write usage might be to apply a
patch to a tarfile without unpacking it.


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