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Old 11-07-2009, 06:48 PM   #1
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[slackpkg patch] link files to work dir when mirror is local

This can avoid some io transfers and save your hard disk a bit. Some one may want a try
diff -u slackpkg-2.80.2-noarch-3/usr/libexec/slackpkg/ /usr/libexec/slackpkg/
--- slackpkg-2.80.2-noarch-3/usr/libexec/slackpkg/     2009-07-27 09:33:49.000000000 +0800       
+++ /usr/libexec/slackpkg/     2009-11-08 08:28:36.824255477 +0800                               
@@ -656,8 +667,8 @@

 function getfile() {
         if [ "$LOCAL" = "1" ]; then
-                echo -e "\t\t\tCopying $1..."
-                cp ${SOURCE}$1 $2 2>/dev/null
+                echo -e "\t\t\tLinking $1..."
+                ln -s ${SOURCE}$1 $2 2>/dev/null
                 echo -e "\t\t\tDownloading $1..."
                 wget ${WGETFLAGS} ${SOURCE}$1 -O $2
@@ -691,10 +702,10 @@
                # put then in CACHEPATH
                if [ "${LOCAL}" = "1" ]; then
-                       echo -e "\tCopying $NAMEPKG..."
-                       cp ${SOURCE}${FULLPATH}/${NAMEPKG} ${CACHEPATH}
+                       echo -e "\tLinking $NAMEPKG..."
+                       ln -s ${SOURCE}${FULLPATH}/${NAMEPKG} ${CACHEPATH}
                        if [ "$CHECKGPG" = "on" ]; then
-                               cp ${SOURCE}${FULLPATH}/${NAMEPKG}.asc ${CACHEPATH}
+                               ln -s ${SOURCE}${FULLPATH}/${NAMEPKG}.asc ${CACHEPATH}
                        echo -e "\tDownloading $NAMEPKG..."

Last edited by grissiom; 11-07-2009 at 06:54 PM.
Old 11-07-2009, 10:51 PM   #2
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Thanks, for pointing this out. I only recently started updating by using the and setting slackpkg to a local web server. That seems odd that it would be using a cp command when the files are local :/

Last edited by lumak; 11-07-2009 at 10:56 PM.


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