Ticket #13143 (closed defect: fixed)
Hard-links used for image-mode don't really fit Time Machine
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When doing a full restauration with leopard's time machine, I noticed a little downside with macports, because by default macports uses hardlinks for the files it installs, hardlink of /opt/local/var/software/* in /opt/local/*. As Time Machine already uses an external disk, and also uses hard links for its own internal "cooking", macports' hardlinks aren't kept as is, & when restauring we get 2 different files, though using more space in /opt/local & maybe would this also cause some problems if upgrading some ports, I don't know for sure.
Possible clues: using symlinks, disabling image mode, "deactivating and reactivating everything would recreate the hardlinks too I think", thanks to afb for the suggestion.
- Milestone changed from MacPorts base bugs to MacPorts Future