Issue with updmap-sys use of symlinks in cross platform installation

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at
Mon Mar 18 04:05:56 CET 2024

On 2024-03-17 at 21:09:37 -0400, John Collins wrote:

 > Suggestion: If I understand the code correctly, uses copy
 > instead of symlinks when it detects that it is being run under
 > Windows, or that the file system does not support symlinks, or that
 > the --copy option is used.  I would like to propose that it also
 > use copy when the windows platform is installed, even when
 > is being run under another OS.
 > Are there any significant downsides to this?

No, though I prefer symlinks if stupid Windows is not involved.


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