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wcprops not updated on commit when entries has UTF-8 chars in repository URL

From: Hiroharu Tamaru <tamaru_at_myn.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp>
Date: 2005-05-12 13:05:04 CEST

Dear developers,

I've been off this list for some time, so my appologies if
it has been mentioned already.

I am using subversion 1.1.4 and TortoiseSVN 1.1.3(and also

I found a fuzzy behaviour which may be a bug in subversion
or TortoiseSVN. I couldn't conclude on which to blame,
since I couldn't find the concrete API definition for the
'entries' file.

If a .svn/entries file have a repository URL that has RAW
(as opposed to %-escaped) utf-8 characters within it, a
commit of a file does not update the revision number that
appears in the files in .svn/wcprops/* .

This results in a succeeding commit of the same file to
fail with out-of-date error. Performing update on the file
or its parent directories does not resolve this matter,
but brute forcing with an editor and hand correct the
revision number in .svn/wcprops/* file does resolve the
issue (for this one time).

Obviously, this is a problem in the state of checked out WC,
so deleting this WC and checking out a fresh one will allow
me to commit again (but again only once, if you checkout
with TortoiseSVN; see below).

Other random things that I noticed:

O wcprops/* and dir-wcprops are seemingly not used for
  file:// and svn:// repositories. So only WC's that are
  checked out from https:// (and http:// ?) repositories are
  (Thus I couldn't come here with a simple sample transcript... :( )

O subversion-1.1.4 %-escapes all non-ASCII chars that were
  given on the command line at the time of check out, as
  well as the non-ASCII chars in subdirectory names under
  the checked-out root, where as TortoiseSVN leaves the
  repository part raw, and only escapes the subdirectory
  part. Therefore, a WC checked out by TortoiseSVN has the
  above mentioned problem for commits performed by either
  subvesrion or TortoiseSVN, whereas a WC checked out by
  subversion are handled correctly by both subverson AND

O subversion as well as TortoiseSVN do not %-escape the
  name="..." part in the .svn/entries file, and the first
  line of this file says encoding="utf-8", so the use of
  utf-8 itself did not look as to be forbidden in this file.

O If multiple WC are checked out from the same repository,
  and many concurrent commits and updates occur, chances are
  that wcporps/* will be updated in the course of fetching
  other people's work, and above mentioned problem will not
  be observed so much; it took me some months to come up
  with the above reproducible description.

Now to the final part:

Should subversion be more gracefull and process the raw
utf-8 url correctly, or should TortoiseSVN be more strict
and always %-escape every non-ASCII chars?

If former, will it be fixed in 1.1 branch?
If latter, I will try the TortoiseSVN list next. In this
case, I'd appreciate a pointer to some documentation that
should convince TortoiseSVN developers.

Thank you.

Hiroharu Tamaru
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