Comment 35 for bug 81689

Basil Peace (grv87) wrote :

It's sad to hear that there is no progress in this issue. I want to check out source of pytz package for own building, but it has symbolic links.

I want make some notes for this discussion and also for mentioned wiki page.

1. NTFS is the main file system on modern Windows. There is no reason to implement symbolic links for FAT.
Simply it should be noted in documentation that users should have NTFS if they need symbolic links. Modern developers have it.
2. Problems with privileges can be avoided by UAC manifest, however, I don't sure if it could be suitable without code signing.
First link from google about checking privileges from Python: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2094663/determine-if-windows-process-has-privilege-to-create-symbolic-link
3. Using of external executables is the last idea, only if everything else doesn't work. There are a lot of reasons to avoid it, including security considerations.