[Scons-users] why are links going in the build cache?

Bill Deegan bill at baddogconsulting.com
Tue Apr 21 10:59:10 EDT 2015


What type of files do the symlinks point to? (Shared libraries, object
files, other)


On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Tom Tanner (BLOOMBERG/ LONDON) <
ttanner2 at bloomberg.net> wrote:

> I had a poke through our build cache today because somehow or other it had
> got sufficiently corrupt to make our aix build lock up solid. And i found a
> whole bunch of soft links in there.
> It seems rather unnecessary - as the softlink ppoints to something that
> doesn't actually exist (as it's a relative path from the directory in which
> the link was created), the attempt to copy is presumably going to fail, so
> scons will have to create the link anyway. And if it did point somewhere
> valid, wouldn't the file be copied to rather than linked?
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