When symbolic links don’t work?

Recently, while compiling CM12 for the TBLTETMO, Galaxy Note Edge, I ran into an odd error. I did not get a chance to copy the error message, but essentially it said that the file[CODE]linux/dqblk_qtree.h[/CODE]

did not exist.

Normally, this would not cause concern, nor even a raised eyebrow. However, when I went to the location, the file DID exist. I thought that was really odd. Then I realized that it was a symbolic link to another file. Sometimes, for whatever reason, the symbolic links don’t always work for the compiler. In this case, I simply replaced the file with the linked one. If you don’t have the file, I found it online here: http://lxr.free-electrons.com/source/include/linux/dqblk_qtree.h?v=4.0

The point being, if you find a “missing file” that actually exists, check to see if it is a link to another file. If so, copy the linked file in its entirety to the proper location, as that will work much better.

Linux – keep it simple.

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