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RE: windows junction points vs. SVN_67460

From: Bob Archer <bob.archer_at_amsi.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 11:03:06 -0500

> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 10:47:15AM -0500, Bob Archer wrote:
> > > On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 04:20:40PM +0100, Ignacio G. T. wrote:
> > > > El 9 Nov 2009 a las 10:57, thomas menzel escribió:
> > > >
> > > > > > Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> > > > > > Subversion does not support junctions.
> > > > >
> > > > > well, ok - if that is the state now.
> > > > > are you considering this for the future and if not, why
> not?
> > > >
> > > > I'm another happy (future) user of sjunctversion :-)
> > >
> > > This is platform specific and should be abstracted away by APR.
> > > If APR does not support NTFS junctions, Subversion won't
> either.
> > > Subversion's support for symlinks on UNIX also depends on APR.
> > >
> > > Stefan
> >
> > Do you know if apr hence svn supports symlinks on Windows?
>
> I don't know.
> Isn't an NTFS junction the closest equivalent to a symlink on
> Windows?

Yes and no. Starting with Windows Vista symlinks are supported via the mklink command.

> I don't know if APR supports NTFS junctions, just pointing out that
> it is a prerequisite for such support in Subversion. If APR does
> not
> support NTFS junctions yet, people should advocate for this support
> to be added to APR (or better even create the necessary patches...)
> If APR already supports NTFS junctions and this support is not used
> by
> Subversion, we should at least open a corresponding issue in
> Subversion's
> issue tracker if none exists yet.

Sounds like it would be worth exploring. (no pun intended)

BOb

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