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Re: [TSVN] windows and file names case insensitive

From: SteveKing <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2005-07-07 19:34:18 CEST

Thomas LEVEIL wrote:

> I have recently been unable to update one of the repository I'm in charge of.
> Everytime I tried an update, I had a error message saying something like
> 'impossible to copy the file... try to cleanup, don't cry'.
>
> However:
> svnadmin verify -> no error detected
> update from linux -> fine
>
> After diging into the dump file, it appears that someone 'renamed' a file from
> "somefile.txt" into "Somefile.txt".
> As you can maybe not see, the only difference between the 2 file names is the
> 1st 's' that goes to uppercase, meaning that under linux (and subersion) the
> file is renamed, but not for Windows.

That's a well known problem.

> To be able to update again from TortoiseSVN, I had to:
> dump
> look for Node-action add of the file with the uppercase 'S'
> delete this part
> load the fixed dump file

A little bit too complicated!
Check out this FAQ:
http://tortoisesvn.sourceforge.net/?q=node/8
for a much easier solution. Also, there's a description on how you can
prevent such problems in the future.

Stefan

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Received on Thu Jul 7 19:35:24 2005

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