Help with Bug #19550: Add support for symlinks to standalone builder

Brian Milby brian at
Mon Jul 23 02:46:25 CEST 2018

PR 6611 created for this issue on develop-9.0

The submitted change will preserve symbolic links.  Relative links that go
outside of the included directory will probably break.  Absolute links may
not work on other machines.  All framework links should be self-contained
and work fine.

Ended up using "mv" on Mac/Linux to rename the files to preserve directory
symbolic links.

Something interesting that I discovered, if you use a symbolic link as the
folder to include, it already would resolve that link and copy the actual
linked directory into the app.  At the top of __revSBCopyFolder,
"revSBReadLink" turns the pSource into the actual path of the contents.  I
can't see a way to actually do this in the IDE though (if you choose a
symbolic link, then the referenced folder is what is added).

On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 11:25 PM, Brian Milby <brian at> wrote:

> Found something very interesting and I think it may be a bug (at least an
> anomaly)...
> if you rename a symbolic link to a folder, the folder that is pointed to
> is renamed vice the link
> consider the following (-> denotes a symbolic link)
> ~/tmp/
> ~/tmp2 -> ./tmp/
> rename "~/tmp2" "~/tmp3"
> results in
> ~/tmp2 -> (broken link, still points to ./tmp/ which does not exist)
> ~/tmp3/
> I checked on MacOS and Linux.
> The call causing this problem is in "revRedirectMacOSResourcesRecurse"
> This particular issue won't impact ".bundle", ".app", nor ".framework"
> folders since they are not relocated.

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