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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] moving an archive

From: Zack Brown
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] moving an archive
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 07:48:57 -0700
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On Mon, Sep 15, 2003 at 07:35:47AM -0700, Robert Anderson wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-09-15 at 07:12, Zack Brown wrote:
> > I think it's possible to just 'mv' the category directory into a new 
> > archive,
> > and re-register it in the new archive. But there's no guarantee that this
> > will always work. It just happens to work at the moment.
> No.  It never has and never will work.

"and never will"??

On 25 Aug 91 20:57:08 GMT, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> It is NOT protable (uses 386 task switching etc), and it probably never
> will support anything other than AT-harddisks, as that's all I have :-(.

What exactly ties a category to a particular archive? Isn't it just
string data within the category itself? And if so, won't a simple
search-and-replace operation modify all those strings appropriately?

There must be a procedure that can work.

Be well,

> Bob
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