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Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC][PATCH] Rename qemu into qemu-system-i386 and inst

From: Stefan Weil
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [RFC][PATCH] Rename qemu into qemu-system-i386 and install a compat symlink
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2009 20:21:09 +0200
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Aurelien Jarno schrieb:
> On Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 07:22:20PM +0200, Andreas Färber wrote:
>> Am 18.04.2009 um 18:01 schrieb Aurelien Jarno:
>>> For historical reasons, qemu system on i386 is called qemu instead of
>>> qemu-system-i386. This seems to confuse users.
>>> This patch installs it as qemu-system-i386, and create a compatibility
>>> symlink qemu -> qemu-system-i386 as some tools may call it that way.
>>> We can change or remove this symlink after a few releases when all the
>>> tools have migrated to this new name.
>>> Signed-off-by: Aurelien Jarno <address@hidden>
>> In general a good idea imo, but don't just assume you can create  
>> symlinks on a given file system. Git uses hardlinks and copying as  
>> fallbacks iirc.
> For hardlinks that's clear. For symlinks, what (file)systems are you
> thinking of?


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