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Re: PATCH: backport of symlink fix for issue 142 to cvs 1.11.9.1


From: Paul Edwards
Subject: Re: PATCH: backport of symlink fix for issue 142 to cvs 1.11.9.1
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 22:37:58 GMT

"Derek Robert Price" <address@hidden> wrote in message news:address@hidden
> | 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.
>
> A trap which is not avoided by this patch.
>
> Regardless, LockDir only added the trap with symlinked directories.  The
> trap with symlinked files has existed as long as CVS.

Then I'd like to see both fixed in 1.11.x, to make it a robust
product.  At the moment it clearly isn't.

Someone has submitted a fix to one of these problems, and
not only that, they have tested it live on their production
system.

BFN.  Paul.




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