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

William Blevins wblevins001 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 19:43:08 EDT 2015

Your issue may or may not have already been fixed.  See
for more info.

Also, see the User Guide for Copy behavior on symlinks.


On Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 10:59 AM, Bill Deegan <bill at baddogconsulting.com>

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