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Re: [PATCH (Apple Git) 09/13] Use symbolic links rather than hard links for files in libexec





> On Jan 30, 2019, at 01:50, brian m. carlson <sandals@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> On Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 11:38:15AM -0800, Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia wrote:
>> See <rdar://problem/10573201>
> 
> It's my understanding that Radars aren't public. Could you summarize the
> reasons behind this change in the commit message for those of us who
> don't have access to view this issue?

There was a bug in some tool in our packaging pipeline that resulted in hardlinks not being preserved.  That was fixed, but I decided to leave these as symlinks anyways in case users did a file operation on Xcode.app that didn't preserve hard links.

The point here is that it would probably be nice to have hard vs soft be a configuration option.