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

Steve Lhomme robux4 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 14:30:14 CET 2015

If anything I can make a different line when doing the win32 contrib
output. Not sure there won't be a problem with cross compilation though.

An other option would be to skip untar'ing the files we know have a problem.

Lastly, it would be nice if tar had an option to skip symlinks. I haven't
found it.

On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 2:07 PM, Felix Paul Kühne <fkuehne at videolan.org>

> 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,
> Felix
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