DO NOT REPLY [Bug 4531] symlinks updating doesn't work properly during updates

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Sat Jul 14 22:17:57 GMT 2007

wayned at changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

------- Comment #3 from wayned at  2007-07-14 17:17 CST -------
Symlinks are not affected by the --update option.  This option just affects
file transfers.

One reason for this is that many systems cannot preserve the modification time
of a symlink, so a copy of an old symlink can have a newer timestamp than a
symlink that was created more recently (e.g. if more than 2 systems are
involved in the coping process).

For multi-direction synchronization, I recommend using a tool designed for that
purpose, such as unison.

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