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Author samtygier
Recipients samtygier, tarek
Date 2010-06-02.13:38:32
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distutils will currently try to use hardlinks if os has a 'link' attribute, however sometimes will fail, for example the filesystem may not support it (see attached traceback).

in commands/ in make_release_tree() there is the test:
        if hasattr(os, 'link'):        # can make hard links on this system
            link = 'hard'
            msg = "making hard links in %s..." % base_dir

'link' is then passed to copy_file() in, which trusts that if link == 'hard', then hardlinking will work.

there has been discussion in the past, but i dont think it has been fixed
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2010-06-02 13:38:37samtygiersetrecipients: + samtygier, tarek
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2010-06-02 13:38:34samtygierlinkissue8876 messages
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