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Re: Migrating from sourcesafe to cvs

From: Patrick Decat
Subject: Re: Migrating from sourcesafe to cvs
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 17:43:11 +0200

Well, last CVS releases places the lock files in the correct directory,
i.e., the ones that contains the files where the symlinks point to).

I have actually checked that this behaviour was correct with CVS 1.11.1p1
on Solaris.


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Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2001 4:26 PM
Subject: Re: Migrating from sourcesafe to cvs

> Patrick Decat writes:
> >
> > if you planned to have your CVS server on a Unix machine,
> > you can use symbolic links to the *,v files in the repository.
> NO!!!!  You can symlink *directories* if you must, but *NEVER* symlink
> files.  Symlinking a file completely defeats CVS's (per-directory)
> locking and thus invites corruption.
> -Larry Jones
> There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want. -- Calvin

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