LIF files

 
marc seguin
Regular Advisor

LIF files


- How to make a "link" between LIF files ?

ex : on HP-UX 11.00 Install CD-ROM, there are 3 files which are the same in fact (same start point, same size)

# lifls -l /dev/dsk/c1t2d0
volume ISL10 data size 281240 directory size 2
filename type start size implement created
==================================================
ISL -12800 1583736 240 0 00/01/19 15:00:03
AUTO -12289 1583976 1 0 00/01/19 15:00:03
...
INSTALLFS -12290 1618400 31744 0 00/01/19 15:00:08
VINSTALLFS -12290 1618400 31744 0 00/01/19 15:00:08
WINSTALLFS -12290 1618400 31744 0 00/01/19 15:00:08
...

With lifcp command, it appends files at the end of the preceeding one, but I haven't found a way to make a "hard link" like INSTALLFS, VINSTALLFS and WINSTALLFS are.

Thanks for any help.
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marc seguin
Regular Advisor

Re: LIF files

After a long time, I succeeded to do it.
So, if people are interested, i add this enclosure...

Use the command /opt/ignite/lbin/lif_lnk
(included in Ignite product)
A use of this command can be seen in the script
/opt/ignite/bin/make_medialif

Good luck...
Carlos Fernandez Riera
Honored Contributor

Re: LIF files

Interesting....

What do you want to do in the lif area?


10 points to yourself.
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marc seguin
Regular Advisor

Re: LIF files

I produce my own bootable CDs, wit a customized INSTALLFS file system. And when duplicating INSTALLFS and WINSTALLFS (which are the same), I run out of space.
But now, with "hard links", I just have 30 Mb more space on a 650Mb CD.
The command make_medialif could do it but it wasn't interesting for me because it creates a LIF volume with a lot of files I don't need.
Fotunately it is a shell script and not a binary file, a point I hadn't noticed at the time of my question.

5 points for your interest...
:-)
Carlos Fernandez Riera
Honored Contributor

Re: LIF files

Whow... You are touching the Ignite heart...

Excuse my curiosity... what are you adding to INSTALLFS?

Can you resolve it adding final_comand?

( I have touch lif areas too, adding more than a config file in a tape - not supported, but runs like a charm- so i guess you know what are you doing).
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