Fossil on hold

C**p, problems with Fossil.

When I first created the fossil repository for Woof, it did store symlinks. However it has now converted them all into files.

Woof has so many symlinks.

So, Fossil is on hold.

Posted on 20 Nov 2009, 19:22


Posted on 20 Nov 2009, 20:19 by BarryK
Fossil and symlinks
The thing is, it only seemed that Fossil was storing symlinks. I was working in my source tree and the symlinks in it did not get destroyed by Fossil. I'm running two source trees currently, and and can "pull" from the repository to update a source tree, without destroying the symlinks.

However, as I have now found out, Fossil itself knows nothing about symlinks. Peforming a new checkout from my Woof repository and all symlinks are files.

I could handle this in my 'fossil' wrapper script, but I can't be bothered. I would much rather have a version control system that does what I need, rather than my bandage workaround.

So, I'm going to move on, play with other version control systems. It is not a loss though, as I have started off knowing nothing about these systems, now understand many of the concepts.

Posted on 20 Nov 2009, 21:03 by linuxcbon
You can try git

Posted on 21 Nov 2009, 7:45 by BarryK
Fossil shelved
See post:

Posted on 22 Oct 2011, 9:36 by technosaurus
fossil has symlinks now
It may be a moot point now that you have bones but I am following up now that fossil fully supports symlinks (as of v1.20) it has to be enabled though, since that other OS doesn't support them.