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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 14320] - copy fileset followsymlinks="false" does not copy symlinks at all
Date Thu, 07 Nov 2002 06:00:43 GMT
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copy fileset followsymlinks="false" does not copy symlinks at all

ruvinsky@yahoo.com changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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         OS/Version|Other                       |Linux
           Platform|Other                       |All



------- Additional Comments From ruvinsky@yahoo.com  2002-11-07 06:00 -------
Hi Gus, thanks for the prompt response.  Yes, I was afraid of that.  To work 
around this issue, I have my ant script invoke "make" in a subproject that 
takes care of doing the OS-specific functionality (creates the symlink in the 
build directory).

You guessed it -- my symlink is relative, and I'd like it to stay that way 
after a build.

The reason why I thought this was a bug is because it didn't seem like the 
expected behavior (since it wasn't documented as such) when 
followsymlinks="false".  I wouldn't expect it to exclude all symlinks as a 
consequence.

Needlesstosay, although symlinks are not platform-independent, one can argue 
that since there are useful core ant tasks such as "Chmod" that only take 
effect under Unix, supporting symlinks as an *option* (e.g., when copying) 
should be strongly considered.

Thoughts?

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