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Re: svnadmin hotcopy does not duplicate symlinks

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-07-21 21:36:18 CEST

Garrett Rooney wrote:
> On 7/20/06, Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel@comcast.net> wrote:
>> The "svnadmin hotcopy" command does not duplicate symlinks that
>> might be in a repository. This makes the backup of any such
>> repositories with symlinks in them somewhat more difficult: I'm
>> reporting the issue here before submitting a bug for it, in case
>> anyone disagrees or has additional commentary.
> Where would these symlinks be? Could you give a concrete example of
> what you're doing and what you expect the behavior to me?

Certainly. I'd like to have similar pre-commit and configuration files among
multiple repos. Therefore, I create symlinks such as:

    $repo1/hooks/pre-commit -> ../../default/hooks/pre-commit
    $repo1/conf/passwd -> ../../default/conf/passwd
    $repo2/hooks/pre-commit -> ../../defaults/hook/pre-commit
    $repo2/conf/passwd -> ../../default/conf/passwd

Unfortunately, when I use "svnadmin hotcopy $repo1 /tmp/mirror1", the
duplicated repository in /tmp/mirror1 doesn't have any of the symlinks from
$repo1: they are skipped over, silently and without any reported error.

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