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RE: Repository directories and symlinks

From: Alleman, Lowell
Subject: RE: Repository directories and symlinks
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 14:26:17 -0500

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> >3.  What other problems can I expect?
> - When files move in or out of Attic directories, symlinks break. This
> happens when files are removed on the main trunk, or added on a branch
> and then commited to the main trunk.
> - When a file is removed (via cvs remove), then every symlink pointing
> to it appears removed; it's necessary to manually break the symlink
> before doing a cvs remove. Breaking the link meaning that the object
> to be removed is an actual object, and not a link, and has no links
> pointing at it.
> - Older versions of CVS didn't handle symlinks right; they did not
> chase the link and acquire locks in the right places.  this was
> fixed around 1.10.3.
Are you talking about symlinking files or symlinking directories?  It sounds
like your talking about symlinking files, which I am not trying to do. I'm
just interested in symlinking directories.


Lowell Alleman

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