[GRASS5] 'tar -h' in Makefiles

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Mon Apr 10 00:58:13 EDT 2006

Hamish wrote:

> Makefiles were recently given this change:
> "added -h flag to tar to expand links"
> what's the problem with (relative) symlinks?
> what symlinks are causing problems? shouldn't those be fixed instead?

The -h flag causes symlinks to be dereferenced, i.e. the file to which
the link refers will be stored in the archive.

This is very probably the wrong thing to do. Particularly for the lib
directory; we don't want to be installing two copies of every library
instead of one file and one symlink.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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