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RE: [Subclipse-users] Handling of symbolic links notworkingcorrectly

From: Alexander Kitaev <alex_at_tmate.org>
Date: 2006-02-18 16:50:15 CET

Hello Paul,
Thanks for investigating the problem. Though I indeed spent a lot of time
making versioned symbolic links work properly, there still could be problems
and yuor description helps a lot. May I ask you also - is your symbolic link
represents a "disjoint" working copy or is it a versioned symlink (one that
stored in repository with svn:special property set)?
Also, if possible, may I contact you directly to make some more
investigastions on this issue? Thanks!

Alexander Kitaev,
TMate Software,



From: Paul Austin [mailto:mail-lists@revolsys.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 17:59
To: users@subclipse.tigris.org
Subject: Re: [Subclipse-users] Handling of symbolic links


Here are the various situations I have come across with Sym Links with the
JavaSVN library.

1. Where a sym link points to another directory in the same working copy,
the directory is marked as having changes the files below the sym link are
shown as being unversioned files in the project browser and in the
synchronize view.

2. Where a sym link points to another directory in a working copy of another
SVN managed project, the same above problem occurs.

3. Where a sym link point to another directory and the target of the sym
link does not exist the sym link will be shown as a new file from the
repository in the synchronize view.


On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 21:12 -0500, Mark Phippard wrote:

> Just tried the latest version of subclipse with JavaHL and it now seems

to work fine. I presume

> JavaSVN has difficulty checking to see if it is a sym link as it's pure



> Any chance that an entry could be added to the subclipse FAQ about using

JavaHL if you use sym > links?

If it comes to that, sure. But Alex has put a lot of effort into getting

symlinks working correctly with JavaSVN. I think the issue is just that

there are a lot of different corner cases to deal with. So it would

probably help if you could just provide as much detail as possible about

your setup so that he can test it. From what you said before, I think it

was this:

You have a symlink to a folder inside a working copy, and that symlink is

pointing to another folder that is also a valid working copy.

Based on the Issue you cited, it sounds like the command line, when svn

status is run, would just completely ignore the symlink. It sounds like

JavaSVN does not.

Feel free to re-explain in your own words.



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