[IPython-dev] About IPython and bzr

Brian Granger ellisonbg.net@gmail....
Mon Mar 10 14:47:49 CDT 2008


>  >  One note though: NEVER CHECK IN SYMLINKS. I can't stress this enough.
>  >  Windows bzr does not support symlinks (even in a half-assed way like
>  >  svn), at least not yet, and I don't know whether such a checkin can be
>  >  reverted. So essentially, if there is even one checkin with symlink, I
>  >  would need to delete the branch and check it in again from local copy.
>
>  Could you investigate these alternatives and let us know how well they work?
>
>  http://bazaar-vcs.org/WindowsSymlinkSupport
>  https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/bazaar/2007q1/023801.html
>
>  I'm asking because while we can live for now without symlinks on
>  trunk, it looks like we'll  be using bzr for everything in the future,
>  and it's likely we may need to use symlinks for certain things.

Honest question: I would never have considered even wanting to put
symlinks in a repo.  Is there a real need for them inside a repo?


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