I try to avoid Dart to generate symbolic links (to
packages) in each folder/sub-folder. For example, in
pubspec.yaml I add
polymer package and run
pub get. After that I got:
Now each folder has
packages symbolic link! As I understand it’s because to ensure that we can use
package:.. statement in any Dart file in any subdirectory.
I’ve already read the following topic (Why is dart pub suddenly trying to install packages in my css folder?), but it was created 2 years ago. Maybe something new here? How can I specify folders to exclude generating links by
These symlinks are necessary for many tools. You can use the experimental command line option
pub upgrade to disable symlink creation. I tried this a while ago but the DartEditor debugger stopped working (see http://dartbug.com/21749).
There are plans to get rid of symlinks entirely. A proposal exists and I assume it will be implemented within a few months (no promises).
packages directory and no symlinks might become default with Dart 1.13.
Answered By – Günter Zöchbauer
Answer Checked By – Pedro (FlutterFixes Volunteer)