[vlc-devel] [PATCH] do not put symlinks in the .tar.bz2

Felix Paul Kühne fkuehne at videolan.org
Tue Feb 17 14:07:34 CET 2015

On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 2:05 PM, Steve Lhomme <robux4 at gmail.com> wrote:
> That seems odd to me to have symlinks inside a prebuilt contrib. It should
> not install anything outside of the contrib folder. So even that's used for
> some odd reasons, the impact will only be a slightly bigger contrib .tar.bz2
> with symlink copied as real files. Or am I missing something ?

Yes, you miss that frameworks for Mac OS X are composed of symlinks,
so replacing those with actual files would triple their size. Been
there, done that, sorry, but not again.

Sorry, this issue must be fixed within MSYS. IMO, it is perfectly
legitimate to include symlinks in a tar archive.

Best regards,


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