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Re: Hard Links

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Hard Links
Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2003 13:53:26 -0500 (EST)

Amit Sharma writes:
> I have created Soft Links in the Repository and is working fine for me from
> last ten months but now there are few requirements for hard links for which
> i was getting the problem I have found on the website
> that there are few problems with the hard links's preservepermisions which
> causes repository corruption Is it the same you are talking about, and
> should i continue with the soft links.

Are you soft linking files or directories?  If you're linking files, you
have defeated CVS's locking system and you're asking for a corrupted
repository.  Soft linking directories isn't dangerous, but it's almost
always better to use CVS's modules file instead.  The
PreservePermissions code (which is so buggy as to be unusable) was
intended to allow you to store links in the repository as normal RCS
files, not to allowing linking repository files together.  Perhaps if
you explain in detail exactly what it is that you're trying to
accomplish, someone will have a suggestion of how best to do it.

-Larry Jones

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