`dosym target link_name` creates a symlink. Under the hood it calls `ln`.
First argument may be either absolute path or relative to link_name.
Conventionally relative targets are used.

On Fri, 22 Jul 2022, 16:56 Fabulous Zhang Zheng, <zheng1181822...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Good evening, dear list
>
> Most binary package ebuilds have such a *dosym* statement in
> src_install(), take net-im/signal-desktop-bin as an example:
>
> dosym ../../opt/Signal/${MY_PN} /usr/bin/${MY_PN}     (where the variable
> is signal-desktop)
>
> *dosym* creates a symlink of the binary under opt at /usr/bin/ according
> to devmanaul.
>
> I'm confused about the "../../", since S="${workdir}",  the correct way
> seems to be "dosym  ./opt/Signal/xxx    /usr/bin/xxx"
>
> It's much appreciated if anyone could help   ; )
>
>
> └── signal-desktop-bin-5.50.0
>     ├── distdir
>     │   └── signal-desktop_5.50.0_amd64.deb ->
> /var/cache/distfiles/signal-desktop_5.50.0_amd64.deb
>     ├── files -> /var/db/repos/gentoo/net-im/signal-desktop-bin/files
>     ├── homedir
>     ├── temp
>     │   ├── build.log
>     │   ├── eclass-debug.log
>     │   ├── environment
>     │   └── logging
>     └── work
>         ├── opt
>         └── usr
>
>

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