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

From: John Sullivan john at wjsullivan.net
Date: Wed Mar 24 17:13:55 EET 2010
chombee <chombee at lavabit.com> writes:

> 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.

Not sure what you mean by that, but the checkout of the same git repo
works as expected (as in, the symlinks are symlinks) on other systems.

-John Sullivan
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