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Re: PATCH: backport of symlink fix for issue 142 to cvs

From: Paul Edwards
Subject: Re: PATCH: backport of symlink fix for issue 142 to cvs
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 07:43:14 GMT

"Larry Jones" <address@hidden> wrote in message news:address@hidden
> > BTW, I have softlinked to the repository many times, and it
> > has worked every time.
> Like using \ rather than / in $CVSROOT, many things work, some things
> don't.  LockDir is a known problem, but I think there are other
> problems, too.

If it is a known problem, then if someone submits a fix, I think
it should be incorporated.

> > I don't know which particular operation makes it fail when
> > using symbolic links, but whoever added that feature, made
> > it fail IMO, and is thus a bug that can have <xyz> effects.
> It's been that way "forever".  Symlinks simply weren't considered in the
> original design.

Has LockDir been available "forever"?  If not, it was introduced,
and due to lack of consideration for symbolic links, there is a
trap waiting for anyone who uses it.

The problem has been reported, and the problem has been fixed.

I don't think the problem should be swept under the carpet, just
because the line count in the patch is larger than average.

BFN.  Paul.

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