unable to create symlink on 'static/site_media' on windows

Asked by aqiruse on 2009-07-15

I have tried any number of times and this bzr thing keeps telling it can not create a symlink on this specific portion 'static/site_media', how can i get the code?

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2009-07-15
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2009-07-28
Rob Speer (rspeer) said : #1

This is a bug in Bazaar: http://bazaar-vcs.org/WindowsSymlinkSupport

I am willing to bet that this will not be the only obstacle to running a copy of Open Mind Commons on Windows, but if you want to proceed, the best thing I can suggest is:

* Make a branch of openmind-commons (bzr branch lp:openmind-commons) on some computer that runs Mac OS or Linux
* bzr remove the "site_media" symlink, and commit. You now have a version without that symlink (although you'll probably have to put a copy of the site_media directory in there to make the Web pages work).
* On your Windows computer, make a branch of that branch you just made.

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