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Adding external symlinks to svn repositories

From: Sandip Bhattacharya <sandip_at_linux-delhi.org>
Date: 2004-05-26 11:46:30 CEST


I was thinking of maintaining a system wide repository of important
configuration files. I tried to create a repository filled with symlinks
to different actual configuration files in the system, like /etc/passwd,
/etc/samba/smb.conf, etc. The reason I am using symlinks is so that I
dont forget adding the changes manually to the repository.

Unfortunately, svn doesnt recognize these symlinks. It keeps on aborting
with the following message:

[root@pluto root]# svn add .fetchmailrc
svn: Unsupported node kind for path '.fetchmailrc'
[root@pluto root]# svn --version
svn, version 1.0.2 (r9423)
    compiled May 15 2004, 13:40:00


Is there any way I can ask svn to treat symlinks as normal files and
follow them to get the actual file contents?


Sandip Bhattacharya
sandip (at) puroga.com
Puroga Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
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