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Re: 1.8.0-rc1 up for testing/signing

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 10:06:30 -0700

On Tue, May 7, 2013 at 7:56 AM, Paul Burba <ptburba_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Minor issue, but
> https://dist.apache.org/repos/dist/dev/subversion/subversion-1.8.0-rc1.zip
> differs from https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/branches/1.8.x@1478983
> in an unexpected way. The links in these two svnpubsub files are
> resolved:

Thanks for noticing this.

I guess this is now an expected difference of the zip. Storing
symlinks in zip files is not portable. So Info-Zip converts symlinks
into normal files. There is a --symlinks option which would store the
symlinks, but I'm pretty sure this would limit what software was
capable of expanding the file. Given that the zip file is intended
for Windows users, which are almost certainly unable to do anything
with symlinks, I think what Info-Zip does in this case is fine for us.
Received on 2013-05-07 19:07:09 CEST

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