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Re: "same inode" problems with cygwin svn client

From: mark benedetto king <bking_at_inquira.com>
Date: 2002-09-06 15:11:40 CEST

On Fri, Sep 06, 2002 at 12:37:30AM -0700, Zack Weinberg wrote:
> 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.

Yes, they cause some headaches, but they enable you to share data
between chrooted environments, for example.

Enter "mount -o bind", at least on linux.


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