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Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Mon Apr 18 18:52:05 PDT 2005


Archaic wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 18, 2005 at 05:35:37PM -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> 
>>I want to put that in in the next week or two.  Note that we will not be
>>using 65xxx for nobody/nogroup.  There is no technical reason to do that
>>for properly configured systems.
> 
> But is there a technical reason not to? Are there any broken packages
> that do not use names, but rather UID/GID? I know about the sparse file
> thing, but which filesystems do not allow for sparse files?

But there *are* some file systems that do not support sparse files.  I'm
not sure which ones, but I believe that it is an issue on the LFS CD.
Why do something different for those?

  -- Bruce





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