[maemo-users] N900: Git / symlink weirdness on ext3 sd card?

From: chombee chombee at lavabit.com
Date: Thu Mar 18 16:15:19 EET 2010
On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 11:06:32AM -0700, John Sullivan wrote:
> I have my micro-sd card formatted as ext3. On that card, I have a git
> repository. In that git repository, I have some symlinks. On other
> computers with the same repository, the symlinks are symlinks. On the
> N900 however, the symlinks have become just files, whose only content is
> the name of the file they are supposed to target. So, "foo" should be a
> symlink to "bar". But instead, "foo" is a file with contents "bar". 

But that's exactly what a symlink is, isn't it? I think git has
committed the symlinks themselves into your repo, rather than the
files that the symlinks link to. That is what git does by
default, iirc.

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