hg copy -A and broken symlinks in Mercurial 1.4?

Isaac Jurado diptongo at gmail.com
Thu Sep 12 08:24:06 CDT 2013

On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 6:22 AM, Dave Johansen <davejohansen at gmail.com> wrote:
> I ran into an issue with Mercurial 1.4 (the version used in RHEL 6) not
> handling broken symlinks properly. I opened a Bugzilla against it which
> demonstrates the issue:
> http://selenic.com/pipermail/mercurial-devel/2012-July/042289.html
> It appears that this is fixed in newer versions of Mercurial, so I did some
> searching through the mail archives and these seemed like the most likely
> candidates for the fixes:
> http://selenic.com/pipermail/mercurial-devel/2012-July/042289.html
> http://selenic.com/pipermail/mercurial-devel/2007-March/001212.html
> Does anyone have any input on the fix for this in Mercurial 1.4?
> Also, is 1.4 still being maintained so version 1.4.4 could be released with
> this fix? Or is a fix for this issue just going to have to be maintained
> downstream by RedHat?

There is no long-term support for old versions.  Instead, the effort
is directed to maintain full backwards compatibility with older
repository formats as well as Python 2.4.

Therefore, you should definetly upgrade if you can find a more recent
version packaged for your distribution.  Otherwise, if you can install
a compiler toolchain plus the Python development headers, you can
easily compile it.


Isaac Jurado

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