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soft link bug or send me to rtfm

From: Thomas Morrisette
Subject: soft link bug or send me to rtfm
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 15:40:51 -0500

I want to use cvs for version control management
of a disrtibuted 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.

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.

If I'm misunderstanding something I should know, please refer
me to the appropriate manual.  I have read Per Cederqvist's
"Version Management with CVS for cvs 1.10, and studied page
75 in particular.

Could this be the result of a missing or incorrect  installation or
initialization option?

I have sent this request for information to the info-cvs egroup.  I'm
sending it to you as a bug report because of the core dump.  Even if
I misunderstand cvs, I don't believe that pointing a symbolic link to a
new file should cause a core dump.

Thanks for any assistance you can give me,

Tom Morrisette

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