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Re: Question about links

From: Paul Sander
Subject: Re: Question about links
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 03:43:57 -0800

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>Lynch, Harold <address@hidden> writes:

>> This may be a wierd one.=20
>> If there are two different repositories on one machine, would it be a
>> "bad" thing to link part of one repository to the other.
>> I.E.
>> if there is a module in repository A call whatever, and the dir is
>> linked to repository B will the cvs server (we are using pserver
>> method), handle it correctly?

>I will assume that by 'linked' you mean that one of the repositories has
>a symbolic link to the directory in the other repository...

>You will NOT be able to use LockDir with either of the repositories
>involved. You will also need to take care that the commit criteria of
>your CVSROOT *info scripts are consistent across both repositories...

>You will also want to have a consistent understanding of how your users
>map across both repositories. In fact, you will probably end up with
>a great deal of CVSROOT being duplicated between the two to get this
>to work. So, you need to ask yourself why you even bother to have two
>separate repositories on the machine...

>That said, I have not tried the setup you suggest. It might work, but it
>is probably not the best idea I have seen mentioned.

I have used such a method successfully in the past, but I would not
recommend it.  It's much better to write the overlap into your modules
definitions, though that method also has its limitations.

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