[darcs-users] New argument for symlink support
Trent W. Buck
twb at cybersource.com.au
Thu Dec 3 02:54:46 UTC 2009
Henrik Hjelte <henrik at evahjelte.com> writes:
> The absence of symlink-support makes it impossible to migrate a lot of
> repositories to darcs from other revision control systems. Adding a
> script that manages symlinks (like update-symlinks.sh) script is not a
> solution for that.
Why isn't it a solution?
It's the approach used by every other VCS I've seen to support *some*
kind of metadata that isn't handled internally. Specifically, I've seen
etckeeper add metastore to git hooks, and when etckeeper grew
support for Darcs I saw it replace metastore with an internal script
that handled symlinks, xattrs, timestamps, permissions and empty
This git patch demonstrates the basic approach.
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