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From Lance Norskog <>
Subject Re: GIT does not support empty directories
Date Sat, 17 Apr 2010 03:10:01 GMT
This problem is in every Apache project...

On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 3:10 PM, Chris Hostetter
<> wrote:
> : I've run into this too.  I don't think this needs to be documented, I
> : think it needs to be *fixed* -- that is, the relevant ant tasks need to
> : not assume these directories exist and create them if not.
> There is a reason these empty directories are commited and not created on
> the fly by ant ... mainly because even if people don't ever use ant we
> want "java -jar start.jar" to work.
> People have argued that the build scripts should recreate them if the user
> forcably removes them (or if in this case: git is aparently not smart
> enough to preserve them) but that leads to the possibility of a person
> with an svn checkout manually deleting a directory, then the build file
> recreating it for them, and then SVN freaking out because the directoyr
> exists but doesn't have it's working copy info (ie: .svn subdir)
> "same as it ever was, same as it ever was" ...
> -Hoss

Lance Norskog

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