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Re: Symbolic links and Samba

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 11:53:27 -0500

On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 11:48 AM, <kmradke_at_rockwellcollins.com> wrote:
> dglasser_at_gmail.com wrote on 02/21/2008 10:27:26 AM:
>
>
> > On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 10:31 AM, <kmradke_at_rockwellcollins.com> wrote:
> > > Marc Haisenko <haisenko_at_comdasys.com> wrote on 02/21/2008 09:16:36 AM:
> > >
> > > > On Thursday 21 February 2008, Méresse Christophe wrote:
> > > > > Hello,
> > > > >
> > > > > 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
> > > >
> > > > I'm just a user and this is just my opinion, but I think it's
> extremely
> > > > perverse to do something like that and breakage shouldn't be a
> surprise
> > > :-)
> > >
> > > Problem is, you can't update a working copy with a file in this state
> on
> > > any platform, and you can't change/remove the property without having
> > > a working copy.
> > >
> > > (See my thread in users on this exact same problem).
> > >
> > > The only option I can see is to remotely delete the file and start
> over.
> > >
> > > Supposedly the 1.5 'svn propset' command should be able to take a URL
> > > parameter now, but it complains about having to specify a "base
> revision",
> > > but the help doesn't explain what that is. (If you pass -r, it
> complains
> > > you shouldn't use a revision parameter.)
> >
> > Use propedit.
>
> Ok, that allows me to set it to "", but I get the warning of:
> svn: warning: To turn off the svn:special property, use 'svn propdel';
> setting the property to '' will not turn it off.
>
> And I still can't check it out into a working copy to remove it, and
> 'svn propdel' complains about a missing base revision, just like 'svn
> propset'.

Interesting. You might want to describe this use case for propdel on
an URL to Issue #2238.

--dave

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