[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Replace usage of "cp -s" with the more portable "ln -s"

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Tue May 20 19:13:40 EDT 2008

On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 9:33 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ahh, I think this is smart as long as we have identical behavior as
> before. The one thing I may ask, and do not know if this patch does
> since I haven't actually tested it, is can we make the symlinks in
> download_sources() relative for files in the build dir? This would
> make it easier to move your build directory without breaking
> everything.
> For example, instead of a symlink looking like this (in src/):
> foobar.desktop -> /home/dmcgee/packages/foobar/foobar.desktop
> It would be:
> foobar.desktop -> ../foobar.desktop

I think that issue is a bit orthogonal. Also it seems to defeat the
recent idea from grabler of having $pkgdir and $srcdir independent,
for putting them somewhere else like in tmpfs or whatever.
In any cases, I think it is better to just take the patch as is. We
can worry about other stuff later.

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