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Re: pkg/43550

The following reply was made to PR pkg/43550; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: pkg/43550
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 08:45:04 +0000

 On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 12:50:04AM +0000, John D. Baker wrote:
  >  Because my symlink was relative, it failed.  I re-linked "/d0" to an
  >  absolute path of "/Volumes/d0" and it built and installed just fine.
 That seems odd. The usual problem with symlinks is that the wrappers
 rely on textual equality of pathnames and build systems that do things
 like "cd $FOO && pwd" end up using different paths that don't match.
 AIUI, anyway.
 But absolute vs. relative symlinks should be invisible... although
 maybe MacOS is doing something weird and/or something is tripping on
 the weird ksh symlink-crossing behavior.
  >  Now I wonder how many of my other problems with pkgsrc on MacOS X might
  >  have been caused by the same thing...
 Quite a few, I bet. When the wrappers go kablooey everything fails in
 really strange ways.
 David A. Holland

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