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Re: FW: broken file name handling

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 21:48:17 +0200

Paul Charlton wrote:
> do you have any suggestions how to proceed?

* first, read this:
* never send mails directly to the developers, always
  use the mailing list.

then: if you had checked the log for that url, you'd have noticed that
the file -WHAT-.txt was named ?WHAT?.txt in revisions before r28723,
such a name can't be used on Windows at all ('?' is an illegal char for
file/foldernames). That's why the file was renamed in r28723 to -WHAT-.txt.

Checking out HEAD of that url works just fine.


> *From:* Paul Charlton [mailto:techguru_at_byiq.com]
> *Sent:* Wednesday, September 24, 2008 7:20 AM
> *To:* dev_at_subversion.tigris.org
> *Subject:* broken file name handling
> "svn up" from http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/mk.xiv fails from windows
> clients (1.5 collab.net & tortoise)
> as follows:
> svn: Can't check path '?WHAT?.txt': The filename, directory name, or
> volume label syntax is incorrect.
> the repo browser shows "-WHAT-.txt"
> It seems like the client and server don't agree on a canonical form for
> filenames which may be incompatible with the underlying client file system.
> Obviously in the short term, the problem can be fixed by renaming the
> file in this project's repository.
> a) I would appreciate a sanity check from a developer experienced with
> this project
> b) likewise, if there is a related bug already filed that someone on
> this list knows about, I don't want to file a duplicate
> c) I will also agree that there is likely no need to ever checkout the
> specific file from this project's repository, but it did obtain an
> "interesting" result.
> d) as to who I am, why I care, etc ... I will do a proper introduction
> in a separate posting. thanks.
> Certified Guru

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