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Re: How does Subversion manage soft links? On Windows?

From: Matt England <mengland_at_mengland.net>
Date: 2005-11-28 19:15:34 CET

At 11/28/2005 11:36 AM, Noel Yap wrote:
>IMNSHO, it's much better to version a script that creates symlinks
>than versioning the symlinks themselves. The former allows:
>- easy type versioning (eg the symlink could disappear, reappear as a
>real directory, ...)
>- portability across OS's
>- portability across VC tools
>
>Is there a reason why you feel you need to version symlinks?

Yes, for ldconfig-created symlinks (in at least Linux systems, but probably other Unix flavors) to shared objects (aka dynamic libraries, aka *.so files). Without these symlinks builds don't work.

If I could find away around the linux/unix sym-links-required-for-systems-and-builds-to-work-with-shared-object madness, I'd be right with you and would want to do away with the sym links. Got any suggestions?

Alas, these (.so files) serve platform-dependent needs and as such are stored in platform-specific directories.

-Matt

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