Selective propagation of deletions

Matt McCutchen matt at
Thu Jun 2 09:28:20 MDT 2011

On Wed, 2011-06-01 at 17:08 -0400, Brian K. White wrote:
> There are other problems too, relating to the difference between "This 
> directory was deleted from the source and so you DO want to delete it in 
> your mirror.", vs "This directory was removed only because the entire 
> tree was removed because we are no longer supporting this old version of 
> the distribution, you probably do NOT want to delete it from your 
> private copy just because we removed it from our public site."

You could have just asked this on the list (or even read the docs and
found the answer yourself).  Just write protect filters for the
directories that should be treated that way.  If appropriate, the source
could even provide filter files in-tree for you to use.


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