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Re: Symbolic links and Samba

From: <kmradke_at_rockwellcollins.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 10:59:04 -0600

"Erik Huelsmann" <ehuels_at_gmail.com> wrote on 02/21/2008 10:53:47 AM:
> 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.)

It had a value of "*" and the previous version of the file had
the "link ..." in the actual file contents. Is it supported to
have the link info in the property value itself?

> > 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.

Do I need to create a bug report or add something to an issue as David
Glasser suggested?

Kevin R.

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