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Re: recreating symlinks in manual


From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: recreating symlinks in manual
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2004 15:40:02 -0800

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Karl Berry <address@hidden> writes:

> The "import output" node of the cvs 1.12.10 manual contains this
> text at the end:
> 
>     (Various options in the `modules' file can be used to recreate
>     symbolic links on checkout, update, etc.; *note modules::.)
> 
> After discussing symlinks and CVS at some length recently with Derek
> Price, I think this statement may be incorrect.  The module options
> specify programs that run on the server, right?  So they can't be used
> to recreate symlinks on the clients.

Yes, this seems correct. CVS no longer runs any scripts on the
client-side as a security precaution.

> If there is indeed a way for clients to recreate symlinks using module
> options (or by any other method involving cvs), I'd very much like to
> know the details.

There is no way to do this with recent versions of cvs.

> (Also, the "update" part of the above statement presumably refers to the
> modules -u option aka Update.prog, which is now gone.)

Yes, the documentation should probably be fixed.

        -- Mark
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