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Re: BUG(?): "svn diff" behaves incorrectly on symbolic links pointing to binary files

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-06-14 00:08:45 CEST

"Wesley J. Landaker" <wjl@icecavern.net> writes:
> Again a quick intro: I'm a Debian developer who is helping out with the
> subversion packages. This bug was reported recently, and I thought I'd
> forward it here for your thoughts:
> On Tue, 29 Mar 2005, Vincent Lefevre <vincent@vinc17.org> wrote:
> > When I do a "svn diff" in a directory where a symbolic link has been
> > added, Subversion does a diff on this link, even when the file pointed
> > to is a binary file. The consequence is that these binary data are
> > sent to the terminal (in my case, xterm). This had two very bad side
> > effects:
> >
> > 1) The terminal was trashed (I had to do a "reset").
> >
> > 2) A part of the data was sent to the printer! I suppose that some
> > escape sequence was interpreted as a request for printing.
> >
> > Note: I posted a message about this problem to the Subversion dev
> > mailing-list on 25 Mar 2005, but I haven't got any reply yet.
> (Well, sorry if it's a repeat--I'm subscribed to this list, but I don't
> remember any discussion about this issue.)

I agree this is a bug. Would you be willing to file an issue for it
in our tracker? Just make sure the issue points to this mail thread,
so future discussion is easily findable.

Thanks for helping out with the Subversion packages on Debian, by the
way. I use Debian at home and at work :-).


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