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Mathematician and researcher, currently in grad school for C.S.

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comment Why wouldn't a symlink to a symlink work?
slm: it's a binary file. My current theory is either 1) swi-prolog was using an unsupported API in 10.8 for resolution that got changed in 10.9 (so, your theory) or 2) Apple broke an API when moving from 10.8 to 10.9.
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comment Why wouldn't a symlink to a symlink work?
Another point against this theory is that the multiple layers of indirection is no problem on 10.8.5 according to number1. So if the homegrown logic is flawed, it's flawed in an unstable manner (respective to the operating system).
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comment Why wouldn't a symlink to a symlink work?
number1: Just installed SWI-prolog 6.4.1 on OSX 10.9 and the issue is the same, running the symlink to the symlink results in an abort.
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comment Why wouldn't a symlink to a symlink work?
number1: trying now, but it looks like others have encountered the same problem with 6.4.1.
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comment Why wouldn't a symlink to a symlink work?
I would suspect this as well, if it couldn't handle a single layer of indirection (that is, if a symlink to the executable didn't work). I'm unclear on what the executable could be using to resolve a single layer of indirection that made it unable to handle multiple, though.
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comment Shebang line with `#!/usr/bin/env command --argument` fails on Linux
relevant?
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