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

From: Pau Aliagas
Subject: [Bug-gnu-arch] Re: [bug #5644] tla get --hardlinks
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 08:41:15 +0100 (CET)

On Fri, 14 Nov 2003, Tom Lord wrote:

>     > 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.

I'll be busy til mid january, I'm very sorry I won't be able to do
anything til then. Anyway, my opinion is that not allowing this is the
same that not allowing rm :) Let the user shoot on their feet if they want
to as they can always delete the files from the library too. But I
understand your position, I'm not totally against, it's just that I cannot 
undertake it now.


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