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Re: CGI for repository administration

From: Justin Erenkrantz <jerenkrantz_at_apache.org>
Date: 2003-01-08 01:57:56 CET

--On Tuesday, January 7, 2003 4:32 PM -0800 Greg Stein
<gstein@lyra.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 08, 2003 at 12:26:41AM +0100, Josef Wolf wrote:
>> ...
>> An other possibility to fix it would be to add a parameter to
>> svn_io_check_path() so that it knows whether the calling function
>> is able to deal with symlinks. This would also be trivial to do,
>> but is somewhat broken-by-design...
> Seems simpler to just stat whatever the link points to, rather than
> the link itself. IOW, remove the APR_FINFO_LINK. Since we aren't
> interested in links right now, this is the simplest answer.

I have been using a modified version locally of io.c that does
exactly that for a while now because I have a working copy whose
top-level directory is a symlink. Otherwise, svn fails on all
operations in that WC (wc is not a dir error).

In short, ++1 here. In some conversations in IRC, a number of people
disagreed with this change and didn't want to see it. Hence, I never
posted about it. -- justin

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