On Jan 21, 2014, at 3:03 AM, Rajul Bhavsar <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> In my build root directory, I have created a file (say temp.txt) and then I created a hard-link to it (say temp1.txt). After this, I created rpm out of build root directory. On installing this rpm I see that i-node numbers of both files are same; that means rpm is aware of this hard-link and creating the same on rpm installation.
> But, I am not able to understand how rpm has treated this hard-link with a .rpm file.
> For example, I have a file with 5k size. On duplicating it, rpm size increased by ~2.5k but with hard-link it increased by 1.9k. What is this 1.9k? Is this totally a metadata about hard-link or something else?
> Please help me in understanding this hard-link handling.
The size change is likely in the cpio payload in a *.rpm package because
rpm doesn’t track hard links directly, uses the inode info to infer hard links.
You can see all metadata with
rpm -qp —yaml somepackage.rpm
There is also —xml if you prefer the eye-scratchy angle bracket syntax.
73 de Jeff
Received on Tue Jan 21 17:53:10 2014