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Re: Re:Possible case issue

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2004-11-06 19:41:44 CET

There is an issue about bad/uninformative error messages.

Could you add this case there?

Thanks!

bye,

Erik.

On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 13:26:59 +0100, Nicklas Norling <exinor@exinor.net> wrote:
> Hello.
>
> On advice from Stefan King I'm forwarding my original message with his
> comments
> to this list. What do you make of it?
>
> /Nicke
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [TSVN] Possible case issue
> Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 13:01:38 +0100
> From: SteveKing <steveking@gmx.ch>
> Reply-To: dev@tortoisesvn.tigris.org
> To: dev@tortoisesvn.tigris.org
> References: <4184D048.1060303@exinor.net>
>
> Nicklas Norling wrote:
>
> > I've just installed the latest 1.1.1 and I'm trying to check out netfilter.
> >
> > I've got a WinXP SP2 system with NTFS file system.
> >
> > 1. Point TSVN checkout to http://svn.netfilter.org/netfilter/trunk with
> > checkout
> > folder C:\Develop\netfilter.
> >
> > 2. A few megs of code comes out and the checkout then stops at ip6t_HL.h.
> >
> > 3. After what seems like 20-30 seconds I get a dialog with an error:
>
> The reason for the 20-30 seconds wait is the Windows workaround for
> stupid AV scanners which lock files. Subversion tries several times to
> access it's own files and finally gives up.
>
> > "In directory 'C:/Develop/netfilter/iptables/inclide/linux/netfilter_ipv6'
> > Can't open file
> > 'C:/Develop/netfilter/iptables/inclide/linux/netfilter_ipv6/.svn/tmp/
> > text-base/ip6t_mark.h.svn-base': The system cannot find the file specified.
> >
> > The only file I can seem to find relating to this are a few lines up in
> > the checkout
> > and is called ip6t_MARK.h.
>
> Seems the error message is not very accurate here.
>
> > However, the last two lines of the check out are of files ip6t_hl.h and
> > ip6t_HL.h and
> > these only differ in case. I'm suspecting that this isn't going to be
> > easy to checkout on
> > a windows machine, but the error stack is saying nothing about his and
> > the cryptic
> > messages only add to the confusion.
>
> It's not just 'not easy' but impossible to check out that on a windows
> machine.
>
> > Trying to restart the checkout with update leads to 'WC locked' error.
> > Running
> > cleanup gives the original error but now on the file ip6t_esp.h (well
> > it's tmp/text-base).
> > Removing the offending netfilter_ipv6 folder and rerunning clean and
> > update generates
> > the initial error again.
>
> Sure, there just can't be two files with the same name (differing in
> case doesn't make the names different for windows).
>
> > Wouldn't it be prudant to inform the user of the real cause of the
> > problems and possibly
> > try to checkout the rest of the code? Maybe even saving the second file
> > that only differs
> > in case with a temporary filename. I've been using TSVN for quite a
> > while but it took me
> > a long time to find the real problem.
>
> You have to suggest that on the Subversion mailing list. That's not
> TSVN's business but Subversions. Sorry to say that...
>
> Stefan
>
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