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Re: Tortoise shows obstructed directory when using samba

From: Rob Aldred <rob_at_webmaint.com>
Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2008 12:52:43 +0000

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.

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 :)


Rob Aldred

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