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Re: [TSVN] Case sensitivity causes problems

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2005-08-04 13:10:46 CEST

Ben Summers wrote:
>
> On 4 Aug 2005, at 11:31, Simon Large wrote:
>
>> Ben Summers wrote:
>>
>>> I have some non-technical users using TortoiseSVN. It's a really
>>> good solution for them, and they find using the client very easy.
>>> However, we have found one issue. They're finding it easy to create
>>> two files with the same name but differing case, for example
>>> Some Filename.GIF
>>> Some Filename.gif
>>>
>>
>> First of all you should have searched the FAQ for 'case sensitive' or
>> something similar and you would have found an entry telling you about
>> a pre-commit hook which can prevent this happening.
>>
>> BUT ...
>
>
> I did check the FAQ and the bug database. I have checked again, and now
> found it. Sorry about this.

This problem has come up a couple of times recently. Maybe we need a
more obvious FAQ entry which points to the existing one. Problem is
there are several manifestations.

> I shall try and see if I can get better instructions.
>
> Even so, I do think that the error message you get is very unhelpful. I
> am prepared to do the work to make it better if someone will point me
> at the best place to start -- there's no point in making a patch which
> will not be accepted.

The unhelpful error message comes from the Subversion libraries, not
TSVN. It is a frequent complaint, so if you would like to help fix it in
Subversion, contact their dev list. They will be able to guide you as to
where to start. I was going to have a look at it, but I don't have any
spare time at the moment, and I am not that familiar with SVN internals
either.

Simon

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