[Debtags-devel] libtagcoll updates

Benjamin Mesing bensmail@gmx.net
Tue, 05 Apr 2005 09:40:03 +0200


> > will these changes hit debian testing, meaning will they become part of
> > Debian sarge - if so I'd better start coding :-)
> In my intention no, they shouldn't hit testing.

> debtags update always writes to a new file, and then renames.  This
> means that if you have a file open you keep reading the old version.
Ah, this is good. I wish apt would do the same.

*OT* (only for my understanding of Linux):
Does this mean that as long as a file is opened, a deleted file is not
really deleted (i.e. the occupied blocks are not released)?

> It's true however that to read back the results of a debtags update,
> at the moment you have to restart your application.
Well this not that important - there could be a reload option for this.

Greetings Ben