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Re: how to check in a symlink?

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2004-04-04 17:50:23 CEST

Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> uh ... yeah, since that's a common complaint about CVS. i'm curious --
> how difficult is this? admittedly, i haven't thought about it very hard,
> but does supporting symlinks really represent a level of complexity that
> requires an actual "plan"?

It is not trivial. Just the fact that Subversion is portable to operating
systems that do not natively support symlinks is but one difficulty. It will
probably require a schema change to store symlinks in the DB, as well as code in
the libsvn_wc library (one of the most complex) to handle it.


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