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RE: Windows build severly broken due to read-only issues...

From: Jay Freeman \(saurik\) <saurik_at_saurik.com>
Date: 2002-02-11 00:29:59 CET


(first second quoted comment) OK, I assumed the comments were talking
about Subversion, not APR.

(then back to the first) *sigh*... that's an interesting point. The
most straightforward way to do that would be to call another APR
function to see if the file exists first. But, due to the... I don't
even know what to call it... strategy? that APR is taking to Unicode,
that would mean that the filename would get copied from multi-byte to
Unicode yet _another_ time on OS's that purport to have a "Unicode FS"
(whatever they mean by that, note it isn't "Unicode API").

*winces in pain*

*hates APR's file API and tries to avoid it like the plague*

Jay Freeman (saurik)

-----Original Message-----
From: Philip Martin [mailto:philip@codematters.co.uk]
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2002 5:19 PM
To: dev@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Windows build severly broken due to read-only issues...


Sounds good to me. Depending on what happens to apr_file_copy it may
be that Unix also needs to make the destination writeable before
copying. Will you check for the file's existance before setting the


I subsequently did write and post an APR patch to do this on Unix, see


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