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RE: [TSVN] symbolic links - unix to unix via Tortoise

From: Erik Anderson <erikba_at_teamworkgroup.com>
Date: 2005-08-09 01:33:38 CEST

TortoiseSVN is a windows application and as such is limited by what
Windows can understand about files and what it would be willing to do. In
short, if you cannot do a file operation in Explorer it is very likely
that TortoiseSVN will not be able to do it either.

You may be confusing TortoiseSVN with Subversion here. TortoiseSVN is
only a windows-specific shell around Subversion, a very flexible
versioning system originally developed on unix machines.

If you are going to be using unix working directories intended to be used
from unix, then I would recommend that you download one of the
command-line versions of SVN (http://subversion.tigris.org) and use it
from the unix machine. Otherwise you will continuously have problems
trying to get a windows application to pretend it is a unix application.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Richards [mailto:mark.richards@massmicro.com]
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2005 4:07 PM
To: dev@tortoisesvn.tigris.org
Subject: RE: [TSVN] symbolic links - unix to unix via Tortoise

I'm not writing the files to the windows workstation. If I were then I'd
have taken the beating I deserved and moved on. I'm using the windows
workstation as a tool only.

No, Samba doesn't offer that - i.e. I can't copy symbolic links properly
from a win32 "explorer" window to another one. I'm not doing that in
Tortoise.

I was under the impression that the Tortoise client would smartly
negotiate
from a unix file to a unix file. That seems like a reasonable design
goal.
The tool ought to be transparent, no?

Since my repository is on a unix server and since my destination is on the
same server, it sort of made sense to me that Tortoise would do its job
without windows limitations.

Since - again - I'm not writing to windows, and don't care to, what am I
missing here?

-----Original Message-----
From: Johan Appelgren [mailto:johan.appelgren@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2005 18:35
To: dev@tortoisesvn.tigris.org
Subject: Re: [TSVN] symbolic links - unix to unix via Tortoise

On 8/8/05, Mark Richards <mark.richards@massmicro.com> wrote:
> I didn't use a unix client. Am using Tortoise SVN.
>
> I should think tortoise would pass files of all types through without
> mangling them on the way. Especially since both my repository and
> target live on unix.
>
> Looks like I have to give up on Tortoise. Seems to be more a
> windows-centric tool.

Well, it is a windows client. I'd guess the subversion win32 cli will
behave
the same.

Can you create symbolic links on samba shares from windows at all? If you
can't, why would you expect a windows application to be able to?

/Johan

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