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Re: Symbolic links and Samba

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 17:53:47 +0100

On 2/21/08, kmradke_at_rockwellcollins.com <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.

Can you change the content of the property to something valid using
propedit? (Something valid would be "link a" for example, meaning you
want a symlink to the object "a" in the current directory.)

> 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'.

Ok. We'll need to look into that.

bye,

Erik.
Received on 2008-02-21 17:54:11 CET

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