This is the mail archive of the cygwin mailing list for the Cygwin project.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
Other format: [Raw text]

Re: Symbilic links support

On 10/25/2011 11:48 AM, Alexey Kuznetsov wrote:
By default git checkout files created as symbolic links on linux
system as symbolic links. Under windows it does not work.

I expect on cygwin machines after git checkout I will get normal links
can be readed as 'ls -al' command. But they actually appears as normal

Does adding this to your ~/.gitconfig help?

	filemode = true

If so, we need to push back on the upstream git folks to tell them that their defaults on cygwin are wrong, for any repository that wants to use symlinks. Upstream git is playing nasty tricks of trying to go behind cygwin's back, and use native windows functions instead of stat() for speed, but as a result of those games, they break symlink support.

I guess I should look into packaging the latest upstream git soon, anyways, and as part of that packaging, I'll see if I can tweak the default to avoid the brain-dead upstream "optimization", at least for out-of-the-box configuration, if that does indeed fix your problem.

Eric Blake    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library

Problem reports:
Unsubscribe info:

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]