useless files

Sam Barnett-Cormack sambc at
Tue Jul 2 03:08:22 PDT 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: lfs-dev-bounce at
> [mailto:lfs-dev-bounce at]On Behalf Of Olivier
> Sent: 01 July 2002 17:20
>     I noticed a few duplicate files that take up precious disk space and
> suggest the book should tell to delete/symlink them. Here are the ones I
> caught so far :
>     - i686*gcc,g++ are mere copies of gcc and g++. I saw something in
> the Changelog that suggests they should be removed but can't figure out
> where this is achieved in the book.
>     - fsck.ext{2,3} are copies of e2fsck => should be symlinked.
>     - tune2fs is a copy of e2label (same goes).
>     Also, the dynamic version of bzip2 is installed by default. The
> static version is, according to the author, faster : maybe this could be
> mentioned?

Not at a system to check, but are you sure they aren't hardlinks rather than
copies (similar stuff has come up a few times)?

Sam Barnett-Cormack
Software Developer
UK Mirror Service (

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