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Re: Repository directories and symlinks

From: Kaz Kylheku
Subject: Re: Repository directories and symlinks
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2002 19:53:19 GMT
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In article <address@hidden>, Alleman, Lowell wrote:
>> >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

I was mistakenly talking about symlinking files.

>like your talking about symlinking files, which I am not trying to do. I'm
>just interested in symlinking directories.

Right. Too bad Usenet article cancelation doesn't propagate well into lists?
Ah well, at least you are forewarned about file symlinking. :)

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