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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/mk

Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 11:44:14AM +0100, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> > I've fixed this now, but I suggest you complain to the person who
> > made the previous change (Joerg) without documenting it whatsoever.
> NO_WRKDIR_SYMLINK (the older name) was added in 2005 before I was even a
> developer and changed a bit later to CREATE_WRKDIR_SYMLINK based on your
> suggestion. So don't blame me for not adding text to the pkgsrc guide.
> The behavior of the symlink as stated in the mail to tech-pkg directly
> violates your own reasoning in the original commits: WRKOBJDIR is not
> making the pkgsrc tree read-only. This has created confusing over the
> year I was participating in pkgsrc (I don't even bother to look for
> older examples) and the older behavior can be restored by setting the
> variable explicitly.
> Joerg

It also breaks pkgsrc tree on SMB/CIFS even when its not read only.
Or on every other FS which does not support symlinks.


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