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bug#7638: question about make link issue

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: bug#7638: question about make link issue
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2011 12:57:23 +0100

tags 7638 notabug
close 7638

Eric Blake wrote:
> [please keep the list in the loop]
> On 12/14/2010 10:09 PM, Yixuan Huang wrote:
>> Dear Eric,
>> Thanks for your response.
>> I ran ln on sles11 x64, and mount windos shared folder through mount -t cifs.
>> My scripts will do ln -s xx xx.so, so it will report error and said like:
>> tar: pegasus/lib/libpegcommon.so: Cannot create symlink to
>> `libpegcommon.so.1': Operation not supported
> Thanks for the additional information.  It sounds like you are running
> into the issue on the Linux side of things, where you are locating files
> on a cifs mount hosted natively by Windows.  Remember, Windows has very
> poor symlink support, and cifs is accurately reporting that it cannot
> create a symlink because the underlying file system on the native
> Windows side can't represent symlinks.  This is not a bug in ln, but a
> fundamental limitation of your choice of file system.

Closing as "notabug".

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