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Re: No symlinks in Git please
Hallvard B Furuseth wrote:
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,
Absolutely, this is just a work-in-progress branch. I only pushed thus far to
make sure there was a backup somewhere besides my workstation.
At some point need to decide whether libmdb will really be a standalone
library that needs to be detected by configure, or if it will just be bundled
under our libraries subtree.
- let Makefile make the symlinks, as in libraries/liblunicode,
- make some Git hook which rejects commits with symlinks.
If you wish, go ahead.
-- Howard Chu
CTO, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/