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Subject: Re: [boost] [Git] Boost Filesystem now has public GitHub repository
From: Lars Viklund (zao_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-13 14:20:25

On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 08:12:06PM +0100, Lars Viklund wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 11:15:55AM -0500, Beman Dawes wrote:
> > mklink filesystem.hpp ..\libs\filesystem\include\boost\filesystem.hpp
> > mklink /d filesystem ..\libs\filesystem\include\boost\filesystem
> >
> > The effect is to export the SVN trunk, then replace libs/filesystem
> > with a git clone of the public repository. boost/filesystem is
> > replaced with a symlink to libs\filesystem\include\boost\filesystem
> Note that the final two mklink steps are _not_ performable as a standard
> user, they require administrative privileges.
> The only kind of link I seem to be able to create as a standard test
> user on my machine is a file hardlink.
> Keep this in mind for Ryppl and whatever processes that might be
> proposed for Boost adoption, as anything that requires admin privileges
> will be completely unfeasible for many users of the library, and quite
> possibly for library contributors as well.

I forgot to mention, what will happen if you're on a filesystem not
NTFS, like a network drive, a thumbstick or a NFS mount, or on a Windows
not Vista+?

Lars Viklund | zao_at_[hidden]

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