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RE: Continue checkout / update despite error?

From: Matthias Klein <matthias_at_cmklein.de>
Date: 2007-09-21 12:20:04 CEST

Thanks for your input.
I still would like to be able to check out ALL content items that don't
produce an error.
See, in one of the repositories with approx. 1 million files there are may
be 10 or 20 files that produce this error due to path length. But once TSVN
gets to the first occurrence, the ENTIRE checkout procedure ends right
there.
It must somehow be possible to check out the remaining 999980 files so that
I can at least work with those and fix the others later.
What I was hoping for is a flag "ignore erroneous files" in TSVN which then
does its job and provides an error message pane at the end informing me that
the local copy is not consistent after listing the problematic files.
Is there really no way to do this?
Are you aware of a SVN client that can do this?
Thanks so much

-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan Küng [mailto:tortoisesvn@gmail.com]
Sent: Donnerstag, 20. September 2007 19:04
To: users@tortoisesvn.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Continue checkout / update despite error?

Matthias Klein wrote:
> Yes, I can reliably reproduce it and I do assume that the path length
> was exceeded because this error does occur even if I perform a
> checkout into the root folder of a drive (e.g. checkout target d:\)
> The repositories in question have been created via Tortoise repo
> browser which doesn't seem to have a problem with REALLY long path names.
> But now I need to perform a checkout of these repositories and don't
> want this process to end only because the SVN client stumbled across a
> too long path name.
> Any idea?

Yes: reduce the path length.
If the paths really are longer than MAX_PATH (260 chars), then you can't use
the explorer itself to work with those files (the explorer has a 260 char
limit for paths, and that's why TSVN has the same limitation - there's no
way around that).
Or you have to use the command line client - but you still won't be able to
work with the explorer with those files.

Stefan

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