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Re: "same inode" problems with cygwin svn client

From: Dylan Cuthbert <dylan_at_q-games.com>
Date: 2002-09-06 09:35:12 CEST

"Bill Tutt" <rassilon@lyra.org> wrote in message
> a) Cygwin == evil porting library
> So, any issues you have with using a svn client compiled under it are up
> for grabs. IMNSHO, any official svn client binary should be distributed
> using cygwin. If you want it to be compiled with GCC then use mingw.

Hey, cygwin isn't quite that evil, it gives windows users a breath of fresh
air, allowing the use of emacs, bash, even Xfree86.. not to mention about
another 500+ really useful unix tools and libraries.

> b) The warning is bogus. You don't necessarily have a corrupt file
> system.

That's good news! :-)

> Assuming the warning is valid, it's certainly possible to have a
> circular directory structure. That's what you can do with NTFS hard
> links, and funky NTFS reparse points.

There was a circular directory structure and somehow deleting it from the
bottom-up cured it, not sure why. I haven't had the problem again today,
but I am encountering other problems with svn and directories. (see other

Q-Games, Dylan Cuthbert.
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