On 03/09/2018 01:27 AM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
that was my understanding -- as long as the files are within
precisely the same directory, hard links could still be used, but any
cross-directory links (even if within the same filesystem) will use
symlinks. is that about right?
From what you were saying, it sounded like you thought it was a
system-wide change for how linking worked.
Hard links can be used between directories on the same file system, but
for a package install, since you don't know how the partitions will be
configured, it's safer to to use symlinks if not in the same directory.
That's what is being changed for this package.