[Distutils] Hardlinks v copying
Bo Nygaard Bai
bai at kom.auc.dk
Thu Aug 18 14:04:12 CEST 2005
I was trying to use the distutils sdist target on an AFS mounted
filesystem on Linux. It fails because it can't make hard links between
directories on AFS (you can inside a directory). I have not been able
to find any options to make it copy the files instead.
1) Is there a way for me to force it to copy the files into the
temporary directory instead of using hard links?
2) Given that it is very hard to predict whether a particular usage of
hard links is possible on any given OS/filesystem/mount combination.
It seems to me that the best strategy would be to try to make the
hard links, and if this fails, silently fall back to making a copy.
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