Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <ava...@gmail.com> writes:
> Related to this, I came across this bug report
> https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/omnibus-gitlab/issues/3265 which is
> wondering why we're installing N copies of the git binary, presumably
> they're building with NO_INSTALL_HARDLINKS.
> But is there any reason anyone can think of for why we shouldn't be
> figuring out the relative path and symlinking the two?
There is no fundamental reason not to offer such an "install" method
as an option; unless you count a more philosophical aversion to use
symlinks due to (perceived) additional fragility, that is.
The resulting code may become messier than without, but as long as
it is without the reasonable range for usual price we would pay for
a new "feature", that would be tolerable, I guess.