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PATCH: warn against old Samba in the FAQ (was BUG: svn st => svn: Can't open '.svn/tmp/mixed.pl.tmp': No such file or directory)

From: Eric Hanchrow <offby1_at_blarg.net>
Date: 2004-09-10 18:28:04 CEST

Short story: the problem is probably due to a bug in an old version of

Longer story:

First I eliminated Cygwin as a possible culprit: the problem happened
equally with the native Win32 subversion binaries.

Then I tried the repro scripts on Samba 3.0.6, and the problem did not

But more importantly (to me, anyway), I was able to reproduce the
nastier problem to which I vaguely alluded (by simply tarring up the
original messed-up working copy, and experimenting with it), and _it_
also doesn't happen with the newer Samba.

So I think all that remains to be done is to patch the FAQ thusly:

    Index: project_faq.html
    --- project_faq.html (.../trunk/www/project_faq.html) (revision 10869)
    +++ project_faq.html (.../branches/1.1.x/www/project_faq.html) (working copy)
    @@ -770,6 +770,12 @@
>NFS Howto Server Guide</a> and <b>exports(5)</b> for more information on
     how to disable subtree checking.</p>

    +<p>We've had at least one report of working copies getting wedged
    +after being accessed via SMB; the server in question was running a
    +rather old version of Samba (2.2.7a, to be precise). The problem
    +didn't recur with a newer Samba (3.0.6).

     <h3><a name="bdblogs">Why is my repository taking up so much disk space?</h3>

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