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Problem with large files

From: Jeremy Cook <jeremy.cook_at_bccs.uib.no>
Date: 2006-08-23 12:33:59 CEST

Dear Developers,

I have been having problems with subversion and (very) large files:

jeremy@blue:/media/TeraStor/MediaDev$ svn import 2003-05-20-02.avi
file:///scratch/jeremy/svn/bigone -m "foba"
svn: Can't check path '2003-05-20-02.avi': Value too large for defined data type

After much googling around I found that this problem has been
mentioned in various guises, and boils down to a bug or feature in the
APR library that subverions uses (even though I am not using Apache).

I applied the patches described here (by hand)
and the problem is now apparently solved for me:

jeremy@blue:/media/TeraStor/MediaDev$ ls -al 2003-05-20-02.avi
-rw-r--r-- 1 jeremy family 2745350144 2006-08-22 16:00 2003-05-20-02.avi
jeremy@blue:/media/TeraStor/MediaDev$ svn import 2003-05-20-02.avi
file:///scratch/jeremy/svn/bigone -m "foba"
Adding (bin) 2003-05-20-02.avi

Committed revision 1.

I am using subversion version svn, version 1.3.2 (r19776)

I am not all that familiar with the internals of subversion, nor do I
want to be, but I do want it to handle large files. So if someone can
reply and acknowledge whether this is a bug and whether there are any
forseen problems with the fix that I found, I will be happy to make a
report to the issue tracker.

The reason why (in case you were wondering), I am trying to use
subversion on my very large DV avi files, is so that I can have a
central repository. My entire library is much bigger that the file
system on a PC - I have it on a Lacie 1 Tera Byte disk, that is
attached to a linux file server. With svn, I plan to check out and
lock video clips and work on them on a Win XP system. When I am done I
can then put my edits, clips and home videos into the subversioned
library for safe keeping...

Thanks for your help,

Jeremy Cook

Jeremy.Cook@bccs.uib.no                        tlf: +47 55 58 40 65
Parallab                  Bergen Centre for Computational Science
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