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Re: soft link bug or send me to rtfm

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: soft link bug or send me to rtfm
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 15:52:36 -0500

Thomas Morrisette wrote:

> 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.

General consensus seems to be that PreservePermissions is broken and no
one has felt like taking the time to fix it.  As a workaround you can use
a commit script which saves data on all the links in your repository and a
checkout/update script which reads that file and recreates them.


Derek Price                      CVS Solutions Architect ( http://CVSHome.org )
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