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Re: Tortoise shows obstructed directory when using samba

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 10:13:20 -0500

On Jan 3, 2008 7:52 AM, Rob Aldred <rob_at_webmaint.com> wrote:
> Andy Levy wrote:
> > On Jan 3, 2008 5:04 AM, Rob Aldred <rob_at_webmaint.com> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I have noticed a bug or incompatibility with symlinks when using
> >> tortoise svn with a mapped drive on samba,
> >>
> >> I have a centos installation running on vmware on my windows machine
> >> running samba, I have mapped my checked out copy to drive R:
> >>
> >> I have a symlink in one of the checked out directories when I commit, it
> >> tortoise moans that the directory is obstructed it leave it unchecked.
> >>
> >> executing the command svn status at shell on my centos installation
> >> shows nothing, so I am presuming this is a bug or incompatibility when
> >> using tortoise in this way.
> >
> > I think it's more an issue of Windows not understanding symlinks in
> > the first place. Be advised that sharing a working copy between users
> > and/or OSes (which you're doing in this example) is not supported; in
> > fact, it's discouraged, because of incompatibilities like this.
> >
> Andy,
> I understand your points, you have answered my question.
> Yes my setup is quite unusual, tortoise works very well apart from this
> little issue. I should just stick to command line svn over putty :)

Or maintain a working copy on a drive local to the Windows box.

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