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Symbolic links and Samba

From: Méresse Christophe <christophe.meresse_at_nagra.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 16:09:24 +0100


I encountered a problem with the way windows treats symbolic links (real ones) through samba.

* Checkout a project containing symbolic links on a unix client and export the workspace through Samba.
* Do a "svn status" or a "svn commit" on a windows client through Samba

--> Subversion reports the symlinks as "modified" (or "obtructed" if the link is broken on unix) and if the commit is done, the file content will be the real file content but the svn:special property is still set, this will break the workspace during the next update (on unix at least)

I would suggest to patch windows client to never report files with svn:special property as locally modified ? What would you think about that ?

Christophe Méresse
Received on 2008-02-21 16:09:37 CET

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