I don't think this is a bug. Files which is pointed by symbolic links should be exsist when packaging the extension.
If the file exists, then the pointed-to files are packaged, instead of the symbolic link itself, which is not what I'm after either; this is a link which will be correct on the destination after the bundle is unpacked, but which may not yet be present on the system doing the packaging. I think this may be related to http://forums.adobe.com/message/4681087#4681087 , though it is not exactly the same problem.
Perhaps to rephrase my question then:
How may I package a symbolic link using ucf.jar?
At the moment there are two options:
• Destination pointed to by link does not exist -> failure with “file not found”.
• Destination pointed to by link does exist -> package is built containing the destination file, not the symbolic link.
Neither of these behaviours is what I want: I want to package the link!
Please use the tool "Adobe Exchange Packager" to package extensions.
where should I download "Adobe Exchange Packager"? Please Login "https://www.adobeexchange.com/", click"go to the producer portal" and signIn, choose "Resources" and download the "Adobe Exchange Packager".
How does Adobe Exchange Packager handle symbolic links? Is it able to package a link (rather than the object it points to)?