On 1/29/14, 12:07 PM, Steeve Lennmark wrote:
>         We need to think about how to handle this on platforms without
>         symlinks.
>         I don't like just printing an error message and moving on.  It
>         should be
>         either pass or fail or an option to choose between them.
>     I hope someone with experience with those kind of systems can come up
>     with suggestions on how to solve that. I only run postgres on Linux.
> I would still love some input on this.

Currently, pg_basebackup aborts if it has to create a symlink on a
platform that doesn't support it.  So your code that updates the
symlinks would never come into play anyway.  I'd just update that code
with a "shouldn't get here" comment and add an exit(1).

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