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Re: Faster install-sh in C

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)dcc(dot)uchile(dot)cl>,Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>,Patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Faster install-sh in C
Date: 2005-03-23 20:29:28
Message-ID: 14082.1111609768@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> OK, what is 'install' doing for us that 'cp' and 'chmod' would not
> already do?

Quite a lot of things, such as coping with busy target files --- not too
important for headers, but very important for executables and shlibs.

We might be able to get away with this for just the headers, though,
and that's certainly the bulk of the install work now.

			regards, tom lane

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