[paludis-sekrit] [Paludis] #808: repositories can't contain symlinked files while fetching

Paludis trac at pioto.org
Wed Nov 18 16:28:13 UTC 2009


#808: repositories can't contain symlinked files while fetching
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 Reporter:  alx_me           |          Owner:        
     Type:  support-request  |         Status:  new   
 Priority:  Sometime         |      Milestone:        
Component:  clients/paludis  |        Version:  0.42.2
 Keywords:  symlink          |      Blockedby:        
 Blocking:                   |   Distribution:  Gentoo
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Comment(by ciaranm):

 I'm not sure that it is legal, because PMS says in various places that the
 thing in DISTDIR is a "file", and it doesn't explicitly allow symlinks.
 Thus, ebuilds don't have to support the use of symlinks there, so the
 package manager shouldn't be allowing it.

 Why don't you use hard links? That way the difference is invisible to the
 ebuild.

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