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Re: Soft link bug? Or send me to rtfm

From: Laine Stump
Subject: Re: Soft link bug? Or send me to rtfm
Date: 19 Jan 2001 16:24:10 -0500
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"Tom Morrisette" <address@hidden> writes:

> I want to use cvs for version control management 
> of a distributed production system with numerous
> identically configured servers.  The systems have
> sctripts, binary executables, and soft links.  The SA's
> installed version 110 of cvs on Solaris for me.
> I set PreservePermissions in config to track soft links.

A soft link is *not* a "permission" of a file (all of a file's flags
are not permission bits). CVS does not support versioning of file
links. You'll need todo some sort of "frontend" script that keeps
track of your symlinks "somehow".

> My problem is that whenever a soft link changes to point 
> to a new file, cvs can no longer process the directory.  For 
> example, running
>             cvs -n update
> in the directory causes a core dump and leaves locks set.

Well, I'd dare say *that* shouldn't happen in any case :-/

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