I don't think this is the case. This is inside the Emacs.app macOS app distributed by emacsformacosx.com
. The Emacs binary isn't a symbolic link, and it's placed right next to the Emacs.pdmp file.
The only main difference between this and an Emacs I build myself (which is working) is that in the downloaded-version the Emacs binary is named something like "Emacs-x86_64-10_10" and the dump file is named "Emacs.pdmp", whereas in an Emacs I build myself the Emacs binary is named "Emacs" and the dump file "Emacs.pdmp".