[paludis-sekrit] [Paludis] #808: repositories can't contain symlinked files while fetching

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Wed Nov 18 17:19:18 UTC 2009


#808: repositories can't contain symlinked files while fetching
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 Reporter:  alx_me           |          Owner:        
     Type:  support-request  |         Status:  new   
 Priority:  Sometime         |      Milestone:        
Component:  clients/paludis  |        Version:  0.42.2
 Keywords:  symlink          |      Blockedby:        
 Blocking:                   |   Distribution:  Gentoo
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Comment(by ciaranm):

 But even hardlinks aren't entirely transparent, since programs can work
 out whether something's hardlinked if they need to (and Paludis does in
 places, so that hardlinks aren't merged as multiple copies). Symlinks, on
 the other hand, require code to explicitly be aware of them and to behave
 differently depending upon whether something's a symlink or not in an
 awful lot of places...

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