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Re: Subversion fails to checkout new working set when $HOME is automounted

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:51:46 +0000

Joerg Wunsch wrote on Fri, 24 Jan 2020 08:23 +0100:
> As Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> > Could we look for a solution that doesn't involve explicit user input?
> > For example, given «svn co $URL $dir», we could search only in
> > ancestors that are writable by the current user (in the sense of
> > access(W_OK)). That would generally cause the $HOME behaviour Jörg
> > proposed, but without special-casing $HOME.
>
> Sounds reasonable to me.

Moving to dev@ [please drop users@ from follow-ups].

The thread on users@ covered a few topics. The ones I'd like to here
concern «svn checkout $URL $dir»'s behaviour of checking whether $dir is
part of an existing working copy. It has been suggested that the
crawl-up should stop earlier (with "Don't crawl above $HOME" being
named as a use-case; see the quoted paragraph for a proposal to achieve
that) and that if the crawl-up does find that the checkout would cause
an obstruction in an ancestor working copy, it should not error out but
merely warn,

Thoughts?

Cheers,

Daniel
Received on 2020-01-24 17:51:57 CET

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