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Re: "same inode" problems with cygwin svn client

From: Zack Weinberg <zack_at_codesourcery.com>
Date: 2002-09-06 09:37:30 CEST

On Fri, Sep 06, 2002 at 12:20:03AM -0700, Bill Tutt wrote:
> a) Cygwin == evil porting library
> So, any issues you have with using a svn client compiled under it are up
> for grabs. IMNSHO, any official svn client binary should be distributed
> using cygwin. If you want it to be compiled with GCC then use mingw.

should _not_, you meant?

This error came from the 'rm' binary provided with Cygwin, not from
svn itself.

> You can create circular directory structures on Unix just like you can
> on NTFS after all.

No, under Unix you can't, not since V6. The kernel will not permit
anyone to make hard links to a directory. I'm surprised to hear NT
allows it - it causes all sorts of headaches.

zw

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