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Re: Icon overlays are mangled inside junction directories

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-08 19:44:23 CET

Matthew Thornley wrote:

> Some clarification is in order:
> While it is true that subversion does not support NTFS junctions as it does Unix
> symlinks (with the svn:special property), the Subversion commands will work
> fine when applied to a working copy that resides in a junction.
> The only problem that I'm having is with TortoiseSVN and icon overlays. All
> other aspects of Subversion (i.e. commit, checkout, diff, merge, etc.) seem to
> work fine. All other aspects of TortoiseSVN work fine also.

Be careful here: the apr library really doesn't like junction points
that well. While you won't have any problems when working with such
folders below a junction point, you can get problems when accessing the
junction point directly (that's also why the overlays have problems:
they start on the top folder on your working copy, with which you never
really work with Subversion commands otherwise - maybe only if you set
properties directly on that folder).

> Also, I believe, that this is a new issue with the 1.4 series of TortoiseSVN. I
> noticed no problem with the 1.3 series and junctions.

It depends on the version of apr TSVN/Subversion is linked against. I
don't know which version has those problems, but I think they decided to
not fix it in the 0.9x series of apr (which Subversion needs, the later
versions have some more problems on windows together with Subversion).


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