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Re: svn: Can't convert string from native encoding to 'UTF-8'

From: Molle Bestefich <molle.bestefich_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-05-02 20:19:01 CEST

Malcolm Rowe wrote:
> 1. What version of the client are you running?

svn, version 1.3.0 (r17949)
   compiled Jan 27 2006, 12:28:34

> > I think svn is running out of physical memory
> > and subsequently corrupts itself?
>
> That seems unlikely.

I've just given the domain an extra 256MB of RAM to see if that made
the problem go away. Didn't, so guess you're right.

> svn is using 362MB of mappings.

Que?

> If you have a large tree, perhaps you could run 'svn st' for
> different subtrees and narrow down the problem that way?

Good idea.
Just did that :-).

 # pwd
 /work/usr/share/doc/kbd-1.12-r5/html/utf
 # ls -l
 total 60
 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 877 May 2 18:58 README
 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 15275 May 2 18:58 ethiopic
 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4250 May 2 18:58 utfdemo
 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 25698 May 2 18:58 utflist
 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 295 May 2 18:58 ??????
 # cat `ls ?????? | grep -vE ^R`
 After
 % kbd_mode -u
 % echo -e '\033%8'
 % loadkeys
 control shift keycode 59 = U+266a
 control shift keycode 60 = U+266C
 %
 I typed this file and called it by the two-symbol name
 ctrl-shift-F1 ctrl-shift-F2.

 In order to tell `ls' not to be afraid, give it the `-N' flag.
 Give `less' the `-r' flag.

Shame on me for trying to blame svn :-/.
Sorry for the noise, list.

> For example, I typically set LANG to 'en_GB.UTF-8'

Sounds fine. Doesn't make it go away, though:
 # export LANG="en_GB.UTF-8"
 # svn status
 svn: error: cannot set LC_ALL locale
 svn: error: environment variable LANG is en_GB.UTF-8
 svn: error: please check that your locale name is correct

Thanks again!

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