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Symlink latest version of install to 'current' in Cellar #14154

tvon opened this Issue Aug 13, 2012 · 4 comments


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tvon commented Aug 13, 2012

So, for example, when the latest MySQL is installed to /usr/local/Cellar/mysql/5.5.25a it would create a symlink from /usr/local/cellar/mysql/current.


MikeMcQuaid commented Aug 13, 2012

This has been proposed and may be the case for Homebrew 2 but currently there is too much code that assumes otherwise. We have something similar in Library/LinkedKegs; hopefully that will suffice for now. Sorry!


tvon commented Aug 13, 2012

Thanks for the response. I understand if the topic that's already been discussed and triaged, but out of curiosity, if /usr/local/Cellar/mysql/5.5.25a/ is still there then what kind of problems does /usr/local/Cellar/mysql/current/ also being there cause?


jacknagel commented Aug 13, 2012

It will appear to all code that enumerates kegs that the version "current" is installed.


tvon commented Aug 13, 2012

Ahhh, problematic indeed...

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