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0013162CMakeCMakepublic2012-04-24 01:222016-06-10 14:31
ReporterDave Abrahams 
Assigned ToKitware Robot 
PlatformMacOSOS XOS Version10.7
Product VersionCMake 2.8.7 
Target VersionCMake 2.8.12Fixed in Version 
Summary0013162: create_symlink command portability
DescriptionThis command could be made to work on many-many Windows systems these days. Bonus: if symlinking not available, copy files instead.
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related to 0012376closedKitware Robot Add symlink support 
has duplicate 0012986closedBrad King Portable directory symlinking with -E 

Brad King (manager)
2012-04-24 08:51

Comment 0012986:0028671 is relevant here too. An implementation would need to detect if the symlink can be created without user/manual intervention and if not do something else. IMO silently copying instead of linking is not a general solution. It is only "right" in particular use cases.
Eric NOULARD (developer)
2012-04-25 10:04

Then may be we "just" need two -E commands:

create_symlink_or_copy old new
   this one would create a symlink or make a copy as a fallback
   this one should have the same fail cases as "copy".

create_symlink old new
   this one would create a symlink if possible (without user intervention)
   or fail if
      - user intervention is needed
      - symlink is not supported.

Probably that some built-in CMAKE_CAN_SYMLINK variable could be defined
in order to make it possible to programmatically check whether if symlink
is supported on the current platform.

May be a useful link: [^]
David Cole (manager)
2012-08-11 21:35

Sending old, never assigned issues to the backlog.

(The age of the bug, plus the fact that it's never been assigned to anyone means that nobody is actively working on it...)

If an issue you care about is sent to the backlog when you feel it should have been addressed in a different manner, please bring it up on the CMake mailing list for discussion. Sign up for the mailing list here, if you're not already on it: [^]

It's easy to re-activate a bug here if you can find a CMake developer who has the bandwidth to take it on, and ferry a fix through to our 'next' branch for dashboard testing.
David Cole (manager)
2012-10-18 11:17

These bugs were deferred from target version 2.8.10 to 2.8.11 based on the responses to this email thread on the CMake developer's mailing list: [^]
Kitware Robot (administrator)
2016-06-10 14:28

Resolving issue as `moved`.

This issue tracker is no longer used. Further discussion of this issue may take place in the current CMake Issues page linked in the banner at the top of this page.

 Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2012-04-24 01:22 Dave Abrahams New Issue
2012-04-24 08:45 Brad King Relationship added related to 0012376
2012-04-24 08:48 Brad King Relationship added has duplicate 0012986
2012-04-24 08:51 Brad King Note Added: 0029320
2012-04-25 10:04 Eric NOULARD Note Added: 0029341
2012-08-11 21:35 David Cole Status new => backlog
2012-08-11 21:35 David Cole Note Added: 0030412
2012-08-14 11:22 David Cole Status backlog => new
2012-08-14 11:22 David Cole Target Version => CMake 2.8.10
2012-10-18 11:16 David Cole Target Version CMake 2.8.10 => CMake 2.8.11
2012-10-18 11:17 David Cole Note Added: 0031268
2013-05-17 09:33 Robert Maynard Target Version CMake 2.8.11 => CMake 2.8.12
2016-06-10 14:28 Kitware Robot Note Added: 0042031
2016-06-10 14:28 Kitware Robot Status new => resolved
2016-06-10 14:28 Kitware Robot Resolution open => moved
2016-06-10 14:28 Kitware Robot Assigned To => Kitware Robot
2016-06-10 14:31 Kitware Robot Status resolved => closed

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