zic using hardlinks:-(

Andreas Jaeger aj at arthur.rhein-neckar.de
Thu Jan 15 19:43:48 UTC 1998


I received the following bug report for GNU libc. Jochen says
that using a hard link doesn't work for his system since /etc and
/usr/share are on different filesystems. zic is from tzcode1997h.

I see three possibilities:
- changing the link call in zic.c to symlink. 
- if link fails with error EXDEV (oldpath and newpath are not on the
  same filesystem) retry with a symlink.
- leave it the way it is.

Should symbolic links used in general or only for localtime?

 Andreas Jaeger   aj at arthur.rhein-neckar.de

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