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No symlinks in Git please (was: openldap.git branch mdb created.) 227e6976db20f424d4f6abda2b73bfa53034a714
I think we should not have symlinks in Git. I does strange things with
them. In particular on a system without symlinks, but also in my
$ git checkout mdb
$ cd servers/slapd/back-mdb/
$ ls -l mdb.c libmdb/mdb.c
ls: cannot access libmdb/mdb.c: No such file or directory
lrwxrwxrwx 1 hbf usit 12 2011-08-17 13:26 mdb.c -> libmdb/mdb.c
$ gitk --all
...but this does show the mdb source.
- treat the 'mdb' branch as a throw-away branch, instead of
merging it into master,
- let Makefile make the symlinks, as in libraries/liblunicode,
- make some Git hook which rejects commits with symlinks.