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Old 05-30-2009, 11:41 AM   #16
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Which in particular are not identical?
Sorry, I did not retain the list. And I'm not going to redo it right now. I posted the question as a time-saving measure. I was hoping some other package was also needed or something could be pointed to elsewhere. But I've already begun other procedures that are taking up the available space. I did count the number of files that were different and it was over 200, just shy of 50%. That's all I can remember, now.
 
Old 05-30-2009, 12:01 PM   #17
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A time wasting measure... for everyone on the forum
 
Old 05-31-2009, 04:54 AM   #18
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Sorry, I did not retain the list. And I'm not going to redo it right now. I posted the question as a time-saving measure. I was hoping some other package was also needed or something could be pointed to elsewhere. But I've already begun other procedures that are taking up the available space. I did count the number of files that were different and it was over 200, just shy of 50%. That's all I can remember, now.
Perhaps you're comparing busybox versions of the utilities against the (usually) GNU versions which will be on the installed OS' filesystem.

In the initrd.img all of the busybox provided utilities are symlinked to busybox. The rest, including tar,lvm*, fsck* and others, as I said, are taken from the .t?z packages.
 
Old 05-31-2009, 09:25 AM   #19
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A time wasting measure... for everyone on the forum
Just like most questions are.
 
Old 05-31-2009, 09:32 AM   #20
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Perhaps you're comparing busybox versions of the utilities against the (usually) GNU versions which will be on the installed OS' filesystem.

In the initrd.img all of the busybox provided utilities are symlinked to busybox. The rest, including tar,lvm*, fsck* and others, as I said, are taken from the .t?z packages.
Those were definitely among the differences.

Right now I'm comparing slackware-current against slackware64-current. Of course we expect file content differences in every executable and library. I found some file name differences. Examples include different version number on documentation for "tidy" and the name-version combination style for the documentation for "jove". These are nits for another thread, though.
 
  


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