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[Bug-gnu-arch] Re: [bug #5644] tla get --hardlinks

From: Tom Lord
Subject: [Bug-gnu-arch] Re: [bug #5644] tla get --hardlinks
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 20:16:14 -0800 (PST)

    > From: address@hidden

    > Code that goes into the main distribution needs to be robust. As
    > I said - I'll happily merge this -once- the validation code to
    > prevent accidental SNAFU's is in place. While giving the user
    > rope is a good thing, getting this wrong would be quite a
    > headache for the user - a corrupted archive could result (at
    > worst), and at best their changes wouldn't get committed -
    > they'd lose data in that they couldn't backout changes or
    > recover previous version. I appreciate the importance to folk in
    > large projects, and the preload trick to break hardlinks
    > automatically may be useful too.

    > So strictly speaking: the validation code is needed before I
    > merge this. 

Quite right.


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