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Re: Symlinks from Linux making trouble in Windows

From: Josh Pieper <jjp_at_pobox.com>
Date: 2004-12-15 13:49:07 CET

Henrik Ripa wrote:
> Hello Subversion users
>
> I'm using Subversion (among other things) to manage some web pages under
> Linux. One of these pages needs a directory that exists elsewhere in the
> file system. So I thought I'll use a symbolic link to that directory and
> put that into Subversion. This way I can move it around if I need to.
>
> I mostly manage these web pages from Windows and herein lies the
> problem. Svn under Windows freaks out when it sees that symlink. If I
> try to commit a get an error saying "... has unexpectedly changed
> special status". I have put in a transcript that shows the problem below.
>
> I was under the impression (from reading the FAQ) that Windows would
> just ignore the specialiness of the symlink and use it as an ordinary
> file. So, am I doing anything wrong or just thinking wrong or...?

Thanks for the excellent report. Yes, this does appear to be a bug.
Would you mind filing an issue with the transcript you posted here?

-Josh

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