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Symlink git bug #52

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andreao opened this Issue May 11, 2015 · 2 comments

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andreao commented May 11, 2015

Tried to clone the repository and got the following error:
error: unable to create symlink CONTRIBUTING.rst (File name too long)

Managed to work around it by cloning without checking out, and disabling symlinks:
git clone --no-checkout git@github.com:msiemens/tinydb.git
git config core.symlinks false
git checkout

Running OSX Yosemite.

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eugene-eeo May 12, 2015

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It's not really an issue with TinyDB as I also had the same error when I cloned some other repository, but it was "CHANGES.rst" instead of "CONTRIBUTING.rst". I would (naively) to blame it on Apple's broken filesystem implementation but I think it's fixed in the latest git update.

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eugene-eeo commented May 12, 2015

It's not really an issue with TinyDB as I also had the same error when I cloned some other repository, but it was "CHANGES.rst" instead of "CONTRIBUTING.rst". I would (naively) to blame it on Apple's broken filesystem implementation but I think it's fixed in the latest git update.

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Thanks for reporting this. I've now changed CONTRIBUTING.rst to be a regular file and not a symlink.

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msiemens commented May 18, 2015

Thanks for reporting this. I've now changed CONTRIBUTING.rst to be a regular file and not a symlink.

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