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svn & junctions (windows)

From: lorenz <lorenznl_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2008 15:24:50 +0000

Hi all,

there seems to be a problem in the windows command line client when
'directory symbolic links' come into play.

quoting my own posting to users@ from 2 weeks ago (*)

>I'm trying to use 'Directory symbolic links' (NTFS junctions) to share
>a working copy between two development environments (Assembler and
>Delphi, where the assembler output is embedded in the Delphi
>To reproduce the problem:
>cd path-to-tmp-dir
>junction junctionToWC path-to-existing-WC
>svn info junctionToWC
> svn: '.' is not a working copy
> svn: Can't open file '.svn\enties': ...
>svn info path-to-tmp-dir\junctionToWC
> svn: 'path-to-tmp-dir' is not a working copy
> svn: Can't open file 'path-to-tmp-dir\.svn\entries': ...
>I can work around the problem, by cd-ing into junctionToWC and calling
>svn from there.
>My first reaction was: "well, so svn doesn't like junctions", but then
>I discovered, that svnversion works without problems.
>So there might be a chance to get svn to work too.

  I know, escalating to devel@... is considered bad behaviour ... 8-)

but I wanted to post to devel in the first place, but only discovered
today my first post had gone to users@... because I got distracted
shortly after I ran into the problem.

Received on 2008-12-08 16:28:39 CET

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