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Skip symlink checks #4991

merged 2 commits into from Apr 23, 2019


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@lasote lasote commented Apr 17, 2019

Changelog: Feature: You can disable broken symlinks checks when packaging using CONAN_SKIP_BROKEN_SYMLINKS_CHECK env var or config.skip_broken_symlinks_check=1
Docs: conan-io/docs#1272

Closes #4990

@lasote lasote added this to the 1.15 milestone Apr 17, 2019
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raise ConanException("The file is a broken symlink, verify that "
"you are packaging the needed destination files: '%s'"
% abs_path)
if not get_env("CONAN_SKIP_BROKEN_SYMLINKS_CHECK", False):
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@memsharded memsharded Apr 17, 2019

What if we completely remove this check? Would it be breaking behavior?

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@lasote lasote Apr 22, 2019

I don't think it would be breaking behavior. The question is if this check is avoiding some headaches when the broken symlinks are not intended or not. To be honest, I don't know...

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